Communication is a key component of our working ethos, which was the inspiration for the development of the outcomes tracker and communication tool, known as ‘The Gateway’, which encourages all of Aspire Scotland’s partners to communicate and work together in support of each child’s plan.
The Gateway provides professionals from across health, social care and education with real-time, live access to the challenges and successes faced by our children and young people every day. All professionals involved in supporting a young person are given a secured login account which allows them permission to access the relevant discussion forums they are involved with. The Gateway contains initial assessment information and all identified outcomes, the Child’s Plan/s, reports from Looked After and Accommodated reviews and the views of the young person and family, our secured system allows for ‘live’ input, instant feedback and gives all participants an organic outlook of where any given young person is at that exact moment in time.
There is also an easy to understand manual to guide users through The Gateway and daily ‘feeds’/updates from national bodies such as CELCIS and Education Scotland.
Aspire Scotland also supply staff with a secured VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), known as the Aspire Learning Platform (ALP), which further supports our team’s professional practice and training, our secured system also allows for tutors to measure distance travelled and interact with staff using the online forum.
Our secured Gateway deliberately operates in a similar vein to the social media engine ‘Facebook’ and continues to aid our team in delivering the highest standards of quality and care by ensuring all of our team, and partners, are invested in every child and young person’s plan.