Creating a context for excellent practice
Engage staff, children and families and the wider partnership in constructive thinking about the future. Create a shared strategic vision, which inspires, motivates and encapsulates the organisational commitment to supporting families, protecting children and providing safe and stable childhoods for children in public care. Champion this vision and drive strategic leadership throughout the organisation, so that it is applied to everyday practice.
Focus on best outcomes for children and families and ensure that the vision, purpose and plan for the organisation is welcomed and owned by all. Continuously evaluate how best to keep the vision a reality, and what needs to change to build upon existing strengths.
Create a culture in which excellent practice is expected and celebrated; critical incidentsare handled with grace and discipline; and public commitment to protecting children and supporting families is frequent and authentic.
The full Knowledge and Skills Statement for practice leaders can be viewed on the Department of Education website.
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