What are Multi-Agency Case Audits (MACAs)?
The Professional Standards & Audit Service (PSAS) within Essex County Council facilitate Multi-Agency Case Audit days (MACAs) on behalf of the Essex Safeguarding Children Board.
MACAs are meetings that professionals from a variety of agencies attend to evaluate, reflect, and learn from the effectiveness of multi-agency work. These events take place a minimum of 5 times per year and are nominated by a professional involved with delivering services to a child and their family. MACAs involve:
- The Professional Standards & Audit Service identify and involve a group of key professionals from a range of agencies to attend the MACA. These include practitioners who have worked directly with the child & family, those managing frontline practitioners and Strategic Leads who can influence practice development and design going forwards.
- All participating agencies are asked to complete and submit a bespoke audit tool in advance of the MACA meeting to ensure that everyone is fully prepared and able to present their agencies perspective.
- The Professional Standards & Audit Service co-ordinate and chair the MACA event and ensure that all agencies are fully included and supported to participate in a discussion about their involvement, what has worked well, what has worked less well and why.
The Benefits of Multi Agency Case Audits (MACAs)
Reflect on your own practice
Learn from others experience
Informs multi-agency practice development
Strengthens multi-agency networks
Read about the benefits in more detail on the leaflet.