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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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Improving our service for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and predicting future demand

Buckinghamshire County Council’s Business Intelligence, Insight and Improvement team have worked collaboratively with the Council’s SEND service to develop a complex predictive model to forecast demand and cost

Norfolk Teenage Parent Pathway

The Norfolk Teenage Parent Pathway (TPP) was launched in 2017 and was the culmination of a service redesign; to broaden the reach of support to all teenage parents within Norfolk.

Cornwall Council: ensuring no stone is left unturned in tackling teenage pregnancy

In tackling teenage pregnancy, Cornwall Council has taken a holistic approach.

Shropshire: investing in quality relationships and sex education

Public health curriculum adviser Alice Cruttwell has developed the programme for years 1 to 11 over the past six years with the aim of not only tackling teenage pregnancy, but also addressing safeguarding issues and improving the self-confidence and selfesteem of young people too.

Leicestershire County Council: supporting young parents

Leicestershire has had great success reducing teenage pregnancy rates – latest figures show a fall of over 60 per cent since 1998. But the county council’s public health team has also invested time and effort in supporting young parents.

Hull City Council: targeting help at the most at risk

When Hull first started its teenage pregnancy work progress was a little slow. Conception rates were coming down, but not as fast or consistently as the city’s Teenage Pregnancy Partnership would have liked.

Bristol City Council: running school-based drop-in clinics

Working with schools is, of course, an essential part of tackling teenage pregnancy. Investing in good quality relationships and sex education is something many areas have done, but Bristol City Council has taken that a step further by establishing a network of drop-in sessions in secondary schools.

North Tyneside Council: creating youth-friendly services

North Tyneside has seen a significant reduction in the teenage pregnancy rate of 74 per cent since 1998. At the heart of North Tyneside Council’s success has been its partnership working which has allowed it to make great strides in creating youth-friendly services.

Pioneering changes to child protection services - Hertfordshire County Council

Family Safeguarding Teams are multi-agency teams that work with child protection and child in need cases. The Family Safeguarding project allows adult specialists and social workers to focus on direct, relationship-based therapeutic work.

Edge of Care: prevention is better than cure - Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council’s Edge Of Care service targets an innovative package of intensive support to families on the edge of care, in order to change the lives of our most vulnerable families for the better and avoiding the need for costly, statutory intervention.