Case studies

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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COVID-19 case studies

Councils are doing remarkable work to address the challenges brought by coronavirus. Good council practice related to the COVID-19 outbreak can be found on our dedicated web hub.

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Partnership Integrated Triage (PIT STOP)

The Partnership Integrated Triage pilot was developed with a view to providing a streamlined and robust offer of early help to children and families as a high proportion of all information shared by the Police with Children’s Single point of contact concluded with no further action being taken.

Children’s social work collaboration celebrates 10 years of better outcomes

The Children’s Social Work Matters (CSWM) programme was launched 10 years ago to champion the vital role of children’s social workers and raise industry standards.

Lewisham Childhood Obesity Trailblazer Programme - Co-production with the Young Mayors Team

Co-production and collaboration with stakeholders and communities is one key element that contributes to the success of interventions and programmes.

Kirklees Council

In 2017, Kirklees Council and the National Citizen Service (NCS) Trust entered into an initial 12-month partnership. They developed a partnership agreement, working to an action plan which would pilot joint ways of working, building on the work that NCS was already doing in Kirklees.

MindMate – Leeds

Young people have been encouraged to express their thoughts, feelings and experiences on topics relating to mental health via the MindMate blog.

Learning to manage worries - Sefton Council

The school nurse team in Sefton helped children spot the signs of worry, and how to build resilience.

Walk and talk - Northamptonshire

The challenge of the pandemic and lockdown restrictions have led to an innovative approach to children’s mental health from school nurses in Northamptonshire.

Kinship Care in Kirklees

Kirklees is a local authority with a large number of children who we support who live with connected carers under a Special Guardian Order (SGO) and our numbers are increasing.

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.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, Behaviour Change across the system of support: Suffolk County Council

The 2015 Care Act and 2014 Children and Families Act gave young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities more rights to support and for longer. Whilst being a much needed and well received pieces of progressive legislation, they presented severe problems in a system primarily driven by resource limitations.