The pressures on children’s social care are unrelenting, with increasing demand and constant strain on budgets.
Local authorities face a range of day-to-day challenges including difficulty in recruitment and retention of social workers, the high cost of placements for looked after children, and growing demands from SEND.
We can support councils to develop innovative approaches to tackling these issues, based on deep knowledge and experience of children's services.
Advice around future planning, integration and partnership, or the efficacy of ‘transitions’ between services.
Redesign of existing services or new organisational forms, such as public sector-owned trading companies, joint ventures or Children’s Trusts.
Innovation and re-imagining how you deliver your services, working with our partners at the Innovation Unit.