How to introduce outcome tools
The principles of the wellbeing web must be discussed with the children and adults who are invited to use it. It is good practice to :
- Tell the individual how the information will be used; information from their own wellbeing web will be used in planning and supporting them but may also be collated anonymously to be used by the service to highlight success and establish where changes need to be made.
- Give the individual a copy of the web to keep for themselves and to enable them to refer to this and consider their goals.
- Provide a sample of a completed web to show how it can help outline a change from the period of initial assessment to review.
In order to achieve the best outcomes, the individual must be positively engaged in the work. If they are reluctant to engage in using the wellbeing web then the practitioner should spend time exploring the reasons for this with them.
If they choose not to engage in completing the wellbeing web, the practitioner may decide to use the model themselves to chart where they think the individual is on the scale. In this situation, an explanation should be given as to why this approach is being taken and an opportunity offered to engage in the process at a later stage. The practitioner should ensure that the web is clearly labelled as having been completed by the practitioner and the date this took place.
There are a range of other outcomes tools available that may be more appropriate to use, dependant on the individual need.