The Devon Children and Families Partnership (DCFP) and Research in Practice (RiP) have been working in partnership on a range of resources to support the use of Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Conversations as practice approaches to Multi-Agency Safeguarding.
You can access these resources here.
The resources avalible are:
- Appreciative Inquiry and Appreciative Conversations - Guidance (PDF)- This guidance details the methodology of Appreciative Inquiry, Appreciative Conversations and their use, several learning examples from Devon Practice Leads, examples of appreciative questions and advice for facilitating appreciative conversations.
- Practice tool: Developing multi-agency safeguarding practice through appreciative learning conversations (PDF) – This Practice Tool aims to support those involved in multi-agency safeguarding to engage in appreciative learning conversations in order to develop safeguarding practice with children, young people and their families.
- Evidence-informed approaches to learning in Multi-Agency Safeguarding (Video) – 90 minute video (divided into parts, so can be used in team based learning). Dr Susannah Bowyer, RiP Assistant Director and Dr Brynna Kroll, RiP Senior Associate discuss Appreciative Inquiry in context with other evidenced informed approaches.
- An introduction to appreciative inquiry (Video) - 39 minute video. Tish Elliot, RIP Associate looks at key principles of Appreciate Inquiry and how these the can be applied in practice. This video also aims to build confidence in having Appreciative Learning Conversations with children, families and colleagues.
- National Children’s Bureau – Devon Learning Examples (Website/PDF) - An overview of activities that took place using appreciative conversations with multi-agency partners to identify how an appreciative inquiry approach can be an appropriate method for a multi-agency practitioner led audit process.