systems approach

Systems Thinking in Local Authorities

This website focuses on systems thinking in local authorities.

Systems thinking and practice

What is systems thinking and practice? The essence of systems thinking and practice is in 'seeing' the world in a particular way, because how you 'see' things affects the way you approach situations or undertake specific tasks. This unit will help you to learn about the problems of defining a system and meet some of the key concepts used in systems theory: boundary, environment, positive and negative feedback.

Systems practice

This resource, a collaboration between the Open University and the BBC, looks at Systems Practice and decision making.

Integrated Children's System

Webpage on the Every Child Matters website describing and containing resources relating to the Integrated Children's System, a framework for working with children in need and their families.

Learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews (SCIE guide 13)

Paper introducing an innovative multi-agency 'systems' model, "Learning together", for organisational learning. It is an introduction both to a way of thinking and its application in practice and sets out the actions required for a structured and systematic process of learning from practice via case reviews.

New approach to case reviews

Video introducing a methodology for conducting case reviews and serious case reviews known as the systems approach.

Approaches to alcohol and drugs in Scotland: a question of architecture

A systems mapping approach to how Scotland can reduce the damage to its population through alcohol and drugs by half by 2025.

Learning together to safeguard children : developing a multi-agency systems approach for case reviews

Report presenting an innovative multi-agency 'systems' model for organisational learning. 'Learning together' is an introduction both to a way of thinking and its application in practice. It lays out the actions needed for a structured and systematic process of learning from practice via case reviews.