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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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.

100 Days: Making sure every child has a place at a good local school

In our report 'Investing in our nation's future: the first 100 days of the next government' we set out what the new government will need to do to secure a bright future for the people of this country.

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?

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.

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

Computer-based simulation training for prospective social workers.

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.

Blackpool’s integrated Children’s Oral Health Improvement System

Blackpool, has been developing an integrated approach to improving children’s oral health. This is linked to the focus on the work of the Blackpool Better Start and a recognition that a range of interventions focused on population and individual approaches is required to achieve better life chances for the children of Blackpool. 

Brighton & Hove City Council: encouraging breastfeeding

Brighton City Council runs a comprehensive breastfeeding support programme, involving drop-in clinics and a network of peer supporters. Targeted work to provide extra help to communities with the lowest rates of breastfeeding has also been carried out. It has helped the city achieve some of the best breastfeeding rates in the country.

Brighton and Hove City Council: engaging with parents

The council’s personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education service, which is funded by public health, has produced a detailed timetable setting out what schools need to do and what they can expect from the PSHE service. This case study is an example of the many pro-active and positive approaches which local authorities are taking to support inclusive relationships education, relationships and sex education (RSE).