'Benign invigilation': using appreciative inquiry to reposition clinical risk in multi-disciplinary CAMH teams

Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;18(2):260-9. doi: 10.1177/1359104512450167. Epub 2012 Aug 3.


In response to a spate of serious untoward incident enquiries, CAMHS team leaders in East London, UK, embarked on a series of clinical risk workshops with staff teams. Complementary to what might be called retrospective organisational responses to high risk events, these prospective workshops were predicated on the idea that risk reduction is increased when individuals in teams are responsive to one another, when teams are positively risk-aware and when risk awareness is seen as having the capacity to predict what may go wrong in the future.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Behavior
  • Child Health Services / methods
  • Dangerous Behavior
  • Humans
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Mental Disorders* / psychology
  • Mental Disorders* / therapy
  • Mental Health Services / organization & administration*
  • Models, Organizational
  • Patient Care Team / organization & administration*
  • Quality Improvement
  • Risk Management* / methods
  • Risk Management* / organization & administration