The 4 Features of Honest, Trauma Informed Engagement with Families in Reviews

Wednesday 19th January 2022, 1.00-2.30pm

When a family members engages in your review, the outcome they seek may not be one the review is designed to deliver. 

Where does that leave the review in value terms? What role can honesty & openness play? The best interests of the review are served by including family input, but underneath that we have an inbuilt desire to help. Are these aims legitimate & complementary or completely at odds with one another? Where do the boundaries lie?

The difference between practice which is trauma informed, understanding & respecting their ‘why’ & that which is more outcome focused is important here.

There’s no rule book, but understanding what has worked well does help when we are in this space. And knowing what has created confusion or unnecessary additional stress or trauma.

I am Donna Ohdedar, & I support review commissioners, participants, quality assurance professionals & reviewers to improve the quality of reviews. I want to share a live conversation I will be having with Frank Mullane, CEO & Founder of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse [AAFDA].

You are invited to this free live podcast workshop designed for those involved in Safeguarding Adult Reviews, Domestic Homicide Reviews & Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews.

Join us for 90 minutes of discussion plus Q & A, where we will share our thoughts & invite questions from you, the audience. Our aim is to shed light on the situations we encounter in reviews just like the ones you contribute to, read, quality assure or write.

Join me post workshop for Tuesday Takeaway lunch time sessions to develop the workshop themes further. Click here to join our online network where these will be hosted. Not a facebook account holder? Click here for support.

Donna Ohdedar, Head of SILP

Donna has 16 years public sector experience, including her last role as Head of Law for a leading metropolitan authority. Now a safeguarding adviser & trainer, Donna is involved in serious case reviews in both children’s and adults’ safeguarding, domestic homicide and is a SILP Reviewer and Mentor. Donna offers ‘SILP School’ her university accredited training course, CPD for reviewers & a free online network for leaders in review practice. Click here to join. Click here to hear the latest episode of the Safeguarding & Domestic Abuse Sector podcast.

Frank Mullane, CEO of AAFDA

Frank is the CEO of Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse (AAFDA). AAFDA is a centre of excellence for reviews after domestic homicide and for specialist and expert advocacy and peer support. Frank helped ensure Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) became law and works with the Home Office to improve them. 

Frank is a Home Office appointed ‘reader’ of DHRs and AAFDA sits on the panel that quality assures DHRs. He is a Home Office accredited Chair for DHRs and trains others to undertake them. Frank is on the national Victims’ Panel. He has been a key presenter with Making Families Count since it formed 5 years ago.

He is published regularly, co-authoring one book and writing several chapters in other books. His model to help families to be integral to reviews is thought to be unique. He is an Honorary Fellow of the University of Gloucestershire. He speaks internationally on these matters.

Frank’s sister Julia and nephew William Pemberton were murdered in 2003. He previously worked as a business consultant and is a qualified accountant.

The learning experience:

 This free live workshop will take place as a virtual discussion for you to join with ‘video on’. We are taking your questions on the day [let us know what they are in advance here by 16th January]. Afterwards we will send the recording to our editor to publish as an episode of the Safeguarding & Domestic Abuse Sector podcast [click here for more details].

You can choose whether your question will be included in the podcast episode after the event.

Are you ready to learn & reflect with us? You know it will be inspiring & thought provoking. Our aim is to support the learning & improvement community to unlock positive changes in their next review.

Save the date for workshops 2 & 3 in this series on 15th February & 9th March at 1pm. Attend all 3 to receive a special bonus. 









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