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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Using behavioural insights to encourage healthier lifestyles and reduce childhood obesity

In 2015-17, the Healthy London Partnership teamed up with Uscreates to work with three London boroughs (Haringey, Hackney and Tower Hamlets) to research and develop social interventions to address the growing levels of childhood obesity.

Efficiency and income generation

West Berkshire: Building leaders in children’s services

West Berkshire achieved rapid improvement in its children’s services leading to a turnaround from an inadequate inspection result in March 2015 to an overall good result in May 2017. One of the contributory factors was a Staff College Leadership Development Programme which was commissioned in consultation with the council by the Local Government Association in 2015.

Delivering children’s services differently - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

The Royal Borough’s ambition, and challenge, is to continue to deliver integrated health, early help and specialist safeguarding services, which meet residents’ needs, against a backdrop of diminishing financial resources.

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?

Support for Children with SEND - The London Borough of Hillingdon

A case study on the support provided by the London Borough of Hillingdon to support children with SEND, and their families, to ensure positive outcomes.

Recruitment and retention of children’s social workers in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire County Council was one of only four councils in England which, in June 2017, still didn't employ agency staff in children’s services. With budgets squeezed and stability in the workforce recognised as contributing to improved services and better outcomes for children, the council has concentrated on developing a strong, permanent workforce capable of delivering the best results for children.

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

Children and young people's mental health services and social care can help to pick up the pieces when things go wrong. But it is councils and their partners who can play a lead role in trying to ensure problems don't develop in the first place.

Driving improvement in tackling child sexual exploitation - case studies

A compilation of several local authority case studies.

Healthy futures: supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

 All children have health needs, and local authorities now have a major role in meeting these.

Driving improvements in children's services

North Yorkshire County Council adopted a whole-service approach which has three key elements