Thea Snow, Senior Programme Manager for Government Innovation at Nesta, discusses the opportunities and challenges of using algorithmic decision tools in children's social care to support decision making. Thea explores how humans make decisions, the different ways these tools can be used, and suggests a checklist for supporting their introduction into the workplace.
Barry Stormont, Manager at the Emotional Health Academy in West Berkshire, talks about how the academy provides early support to help prevent the need for accessing specialist mental health support and ease the pressure on both Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and acute services.
Alison Smith is practice and area lead for Earned Autonomy (EA) areas for the Troubled Families Team at MHCLG. Following a round of monitoring assurance visits to EA areas earlier this year she talks about common themes and how areas are working to ensure their Early Help system is more sustainable into the future.
Lee Pope, Senior Policy Adviser in the Data Policy and Governance team at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, tells us what he has learnt from his travels round the country promoting the public service delivery power within Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act.
Find out how we’re learning what works to reduce parental conflict. Patrick Myers, Senior Ambassador - Reducing Parental Conflict Team (DWP), talks about the Local Family Offer evaluation and DWP's new £2.7 million Reducing Parental Conflict Challenge Fund.
Dr Marc van Roosmalen, Joint Psychological Therapies Lead at Luton CAMHS explains how Luton Early Help services are developing their whole family approach to supporting children, young people and their families.
Children in Need have much poorer educational outcomes than their peers on average, but can succeed and fulfil their potential with the right support. Ola Wojnowska, Policy Adviser in the Children in Need Review team, shares best practice from the government’s recent Children in Need Review
Ewan King, Director of Business Development and Delivery at the Social Care Institute for Excellence, explains how multidisciplinary teams are improving experiences and outcomes for individuals and families with care and support needs that cross traditional professional and organisational boundaries.
Find out about how Oldham's Community Transformation model is driving a whole population, whole system and placed based approach to early intervention and prevention.
Nearly a third of children aged 10-11 years in England are either overweight or obese. To help tackle this Public Health England has developed a suite of practical resources to support health and care professionals to enable children, young people and families to make positive food choices to achieve a healthier weight.
Alima Qureshi from the Troubled Families Team went to Copenhagen to see how it combines social care, employment and health services. Find out what she learned.