Developing Regional Quality Assurance Capacity Project

This project was initiated in response to one of the key common themes arising from the 2018-19 cycle of Triad Peer Challenges.

We seek to improve the effectiveness of existing quality assurance activities and ensure they help members, directors and management teams answer the “how do we know about the quality of our services” question.

The Developing Regional Quality Assurance Capacity Project  will support our joint working on improving quality assurance capacity and capability.

We have scoped the project and the next step is to meet with Quality Assurance leads to explore current practice.

This project is sponsored by Steve Crocker, DCS Hampshire.

Key Documents

The full project brief outlining the scope of the project and what it intends to deliver can be found here.

The Scoping Report discussed at the AD Safeguarding network on 6th September 2019 can be found here.

Next Steps:

Could Local Authorities please ensure the Quality Assurance Leads contact list is updated by 7th October 2019? It can be found here:

A meeting with the Quality Assurance Leads will be held on 5th November. The meeting will focus on QA of social work practice and we will try to identify some themes, best practice, and opportunities for shared learning and will explore:

  • what LAs do,
  • why you do it,
  • what impact does it have and how do you know
  • what are the barriers and challenges and
  • what are the levers and drivers to make it work.  


Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
01273 481468
Improving Audit Quality; SW Models: Diane Williamson
07970 328049