Friday, 29 November 2013

Day 65: Wicked Problems

Safeguarding children workshop this afternoon, where I was introduced to Wicked Problems .  These are hard to define problems with no obvious solution and impossible to identify when they’re solved.  Complex problems aren’t new to me, but this concept was.

We are developing a Learning and Improvement Framework for Safeguarding Children .  We will never eliminate safeguarding issues, as we can't guarantee children will never suffer harm in the future.

Solutions are rarely simple and simple ones often impossible to implement.  To resolve this wicked problem we need an open, learning culture and to recognise that we will have to continuously improve.