systems approach

This website focuses on systems thinking in local authorities.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.