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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Healthy Child Programme during COVID-19

Over the last six months these teams have come up with new ways of supporting families during a pandemic. These case studies highlight the vital role that health visiting and school nurse services play in identifying problems early and giving children the best start in life.

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#ReduceDomestic Abuse Campaign in Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council

The #ReduceDomesticAbuse campaign was initiated by Doncaster Youth Council as a result of the UK Youth Parliament Make Your Mark ballot, and also coincided with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council’s plans to develop a domestic abuse prevention campaign.

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2 Matters: Evaluation of an award which promotes improved outcomes for North Tyneside’s vulnerable two year olds

The “2 Matters” award is an audit tool followed by face-to-face professional development over a period of several months. It offers support to all settings with provision for two-year-olds (schools, private and voluntary sector, and childminders).

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A fundamental review of services for children

How can local authorities work together better to improve children’s outcomes and create a more innovative, responsive, and sustainable system for delivery?

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Adverse experiences in childhood

'ACEs Birmingham’ supports a multi-agency services approach to previous or current adverse experiences in childhood (ACEs),aiming to assist services to identify ACEs and enable individuals to overcome their impact.

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Assessment Centre Recruitment for Social Workers in Children’s Social Care

Computer-based simulation training for prospective social workers.

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Avon and Somerset: Resettlement and practice development enhanced case management project

Four youth offending services across Avon and Somerset are taking a different approach to supporting young people displaying high risk and high vulnerability. They are working in partnership with their Forensic Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service and using a psychologically-informed approach that takes a longitudinal view of a child’s life experiences to understand their current needs.

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Baby Babble: During the pandemic and beyond

Baby Babble is a programme for parents/carers and their babies. It aims to support early language and communication using stories, rhymes, baby signing and sensory experiences.

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Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council: Inclusive entry-level positions

Barnsley Council’s ‘inclusive offer’ creates opportunities for young people who need extra support to benefit from work.

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Best start in life: promoting good emotional wellbeing and mental health for children and young people

In this briefing you will find examples of councils that are looking at innovative ways to provide support with a focus on children and families rather than static services, as well as more information about the scale of the problem and what steps can be taken.

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