Can you evidence if your services are making a difference? Do you know what you don’t know?
“We frequently fail to make effective use of the data we already gather, let alone gather and use systematically what would help us to make real progress. Existing data, well used and interrogated, would often highlight needs earlier. And asking the right questions would often lead to more effective forms of intervention".
C4EO offers an independent review of data and systems relating to Children’s Services in local authorities
As resources become increasingly scarce, it is essential that the data collected, analysed and measured has a purpose; namely for the services that are provided to make a difference and improve outcomes for children and young people.
Too often performance measures concentrate on outputs rather than outcomes. For example, the timeliness of Initial and Core Assessments is an indicator which measures a process; whilst a more outcomes-focused approach would examine if the child was better off following the assessment – did it make a difference?
C4EO can provide an independent review of data and systems relating to Children’s Services in local authorities. It can make suggestions for improving the collection and
analysis of local datasets, as well as providing a rapid review of the information and data available. This can be complimented by the provision of Outcomes Based Accountability training, to ensure commissioners and practitioners are able to effectively use data in understanding how well their services are performing.
Examples of 'what works', what is 'making a difference' and 'approaches towards service re-design and/or transformation' for local authorities and other organisations across the country.
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20th July 2016 - London - One day course. Practitioner training to gain the knowledge and understanding of the potential impact of parental mental health problems, substance misuse and domestic violence on children.Read More>
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