Accessing and completing your self-assessment
Access to the self assessment tool is available only to those with a login.
Requesting a login
In order to create a Framework for your organisation, you will need to request a secure login. To do this, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, role and contact details. You will then be assigned a login and a password.
To ensure that the completion of self-assessments is not duplicated within organisations, we ask that only one named contact holds a master login. This does not mean however that only one person within your organisation will be able to see or fill in the self-assessment…
The ‘primary user’ for example ‘John Smith’ could sign up on behalf of his organisation as the wellbeing lead, he can then either take full responsibility for completing the self-assessment as a whole, or, he can assign a member/s of his team to complete certain sections. You can do this by clicking on the small square icon at the top right of each section. This person would only have editing rights to the section they have been assigned to avoid duplication or the temptation to fill in other sections where this might not be necessary or appropriate.
Filling in the self-assessment
You will see that each of the areas of the framework are split out so you work through each area separately. The the self-assessment will update as you go so each time you login you can see a percentage completion figure.
This means that you can work through it at your own pace and check back in as often as you like.
Once you have filled in your assessment and uploaded any relevant evidence and comments, you will then be able to click a button to request an online peer review.
To avoid the associated costs that often come with outside accreditation, it has been decided by the National Wellbeing and Engagement Working Group, in consultation with Public Health England, that inter-force peer review methodology is appropriate, enabling forces to apply challenge and support in a very strengths-based approach that we feel is better suited to this area of new practice.
In line with this, there is a ‘Peer Review’ option once you have completed your self assessment online – this means you can submit your framework for an online, distance peer review by another force.
Peer reviews are carried out by a practitioner who is experienced and skilled in the area of wellbeing. Ideally it will be a person with ownership of their own organisation’s framework self-assessment so that they are familiar with the question sets and how it feels to lead this agenda. The OK team will identify which forces are ideally suited to peer review each other taking into consideration a range of factors including workforce numbers.
For a copy of our peer reviewer guidance document, or, if you require any further information, please contact us