07 Dec Disagreement Guidelines
These guidelines are proactive and no one is expected to follow properly all the time. They are our attempt to articulate the spirit of a friendly and diverse community in our conversations on social media, at the dining table and in our communities. Any directive requires an honest buy-in on the part of all parties involved and active participation in them, as they have no power of their own. It is an invitation to reflect and help to conceive and shape the invisible guidelines we follow. If an agency/agency believes that it could learn to learn at the multi-agency level after resolving a disagreement beyond the level of line management, the resolution of Proforma inter-institutional differences should be finalized, including the details of the resolution and a copy sent to Hull Safeguarding Children`s Partnership for review of learning by several agencies. If an agency believes that lessons can be learned from the resolution of disputes at the organisational level with several agencies, it would be appropriate to consider whether a copy of the proform resolution made available to the Hull Safeguarding Children`s Partnership should be made available to the monitoring. Any information that may identify the child or family should be deleted. In unlikely circumstances where a dispute at the representative level of the partnership for children is not resolved, it may be referred to the independent auditor of the Community for the Protection of Children, who uses the proforma of Appendix 1: Resolution of Inter-Institutional Differences Proforma (see document library), which will propose an appointment for mediation. The meeting will be recorded and a report will be kept. This would include the method used to resolve disagreements and the result/resolution. These discussions, which are not part of a formal appeal procedure, are intended to ensure adequate control over the management of the decision-making process; The child is safe from damage and that professional differences on a case do not affect inter-institutional relations.
In the event of a professional disagreement between the staff on the front line and their immediate supervisor, the designated tradesman in charge of security within his agency or a senior executive should be informed and suitable for advice and advice. The main areas of discussion, disagreement, outcome and action must be recorded in writing. This is stored in the child`s file. Where a difference of opinion cannot be resolved at the management level of management, the matter must be immediately referred to any level of the Agency`s governance structure, up to an assistant head of department or its equivalent within the other organization concerned. The protection centre for all organizations should always be informed before a concern escalates at this level. Consideration should be given to learning from the dispute resolution process at a single or inter-institutional level. For example, good preparation and planning will minimize differences of opinion. Hull`s Children`s Partnership Advice on Effective Communication, Consent and Information Exchange provides advice and guidance for preparing for planning to contact another agency. The purpose of this contact between superiors should be to verify the information available and try to resolve disputes. All discussions and decisions should be clearly covered by all parties.
This should include the nature of the differences of opinion and the nature of the issues that were followed. If professional disputes are not resolved as a result of discussions between front-line managers, the disagreement must be immediately referred to a supervisor for each agency concerned. Early recognition and joint commitment by agencies to resolve inter-institutional disputes are essential.