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Children’s Services Module


This module of the IMPOWER INDEX is a comprehensive tool for evaluating the outcomes and productivity of local authority Departments of Children’s Services.

Looking beyond a simple headcount of the number of Looked After Children, it analyses demand for services and the flow through the children’s social care system. It also looks at partnerships and early help interventions that focus on keeping families together.

This module covers:

  • Front door
  • Assessments of Section 47 investigations and Initial Child Protection Conferences
  • Social Care Activity
  • Looked after Children
  • Placements
  • Workforce
  • Finances
  • Outcomes

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Top Level INDEX

Ranks council productivity and examines performance through six lenses

Adult Social Care Module

Assesses and benchmarks performance across a range of factors, with a specific focus on managing demand

DTOC & Interface Module

Tells the story (in 10 charts) of Delayed Transfers of Care from hospitals to local authority social care services

Valuing Care Module

Analyses performance (on outcomes and spend) of local authority Children’s Services Departments in relation to Looked-After Children