Nationally, there are over one hundred mentors to act as knowledge owners and to implement quality assurance mechanisms within services. Prospective mentors require endorsement by their line manager to allow oversight and to ensure the most appropriate individuals are identified to adopt the mentoring role.
Most identified mentors will be first line managers who have adequate IT skills and are regular users of the method/ system. However, given line managers in some areas have a limited role in the actual use of the method, then a mix of practitioners and line managers and any other roles who could contribute have been identified as mentors in some areas.
• provide advice and support on LS/CMI matters to others within their service;
• contribute to any learning in and between the community and prison settings with regard to the use of the method;
• enable identification of any issues with the content and system that might inform future developments;
• develop and contribute towards quality assurance measures (supporting best practice in the use of the LS/CMI and risk assessment & management more generally).
• disseminate information in relation to updates/ developments/ learning;
To request details of identified LS/CMI mentors within your area please e-mail Julie or Ian. If you believe you should have access to the Mentor login area, please contact us.
CHANGE CONTROL PROCESS
Completed change requests should be submitted by an identified LS/CMI mentor to Julie and Ian using the change request form. Submitted change requests will be considered by the LS/CMI Working Group and if the approved change request relates to the LS/CMI system it will then be considered by the System Change Control Forum.
LS/CMI Working Group
The LS/CMI Working Group consists of representatives from Social Work Scotland, Scottish Prison Service, Scottish Government Community Justice, Community Justice Scotland, Care Inspectorate and the RMA. Responsibilities include evaluation of change requests to consider whether to approve the request or not.
System Change Control Forum
The System Change Control Forum has responsibility for overseeing system developments and acts as a decision making body for any proposed changes to the IT systems associated with LS/CMI, MFMC and Caledonian. Change Managers from each of the relevant working groups associated with these systems will present on any newly approved change requests for a final decision to be made on whether to include the proposed change in future development work.