LSCB 7 Minute Briefings
Seven minute briefings are based on a technique borrowed from the FBI. It is based on research, which suggests that seven minutes is an ideal time span to concentrate and learn.
The LSCB (Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board), is aware of increasing pressure on services, which can make it difficult to release staff to attend training, as well as the need to keep learning and developing to maintain a skilled workforce, and that these short, briefing events might be a helpful way to support learning.
The briefings will be an invitation to think, and will end with discussion points which teams can use if there is time, but can also be omitted. The briefing will stand alone, even without the discussion, although if time is allowed for the discussion this is likely to enhance the learning of practitioners.
The briefings can be used individually with staff for example during during supervision or as a whole team learning opportunity.
New 7 minute briefings are continually being produced and therefore it is highly recommended that practitioners regularly view the LSCB website to look at these and also the additional resources available on the website www.lancashiresafeguarding.org.uk