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Recognition for Liverpool’s bold Troubled Families approach

Sentinel client, Liverpool City Council, has been recognised for its bold response to the Troubled Families programme.

Liverpool’s embedded approach to ‘whole family working’ and its investment in data systems are highlighted in the Government’s newly-published annual report of the Government’s Troubled Families programme.

 “They are successfully making the case across the city’s services and agencies that an integrated, preventative approach is more cost-effective and works,” states the case study by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 “This has been the key to reducing demand for children’s social care.”

Referrals to social care continue to reduce year on year, while the period from April 2017 to January 2018 saw a 34% increase in the number of children across Liverpool who benefited from an early help assessment.

Gail Porter, programme director, children and young people services, Liverpool City Council, said: "Whilst early days, the focus of the programme on a whole-family approach means we are getting to the root causes of many of the problems which our families experience, and our  families tell us it works for them.”

Sentinel’s data integration software underpins the whole family approach and will enable any local authority to move into a more collaborative working model, and use current and predictive data modelling to help identify families with key risk factors as early as possible.

Sentinel director, Lee Coupland, said: “It’s exciting to be working with Liverpool. Our technology can continue to contribute to its clear and strong vision, which is about enabling families and the city to thrive.”

Click here to download the Government's Troubled Families report. 

Click here to read more about our work with Liverpool City Council.

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