Common Data Model for Children’s Services Statutory Returns

This discovery focused on developing a standardised reporting approach for statutory returns, developing a deep understanding of the users’ needs from this process.

Every day, Children’s Services Departments (CSDs) make key decisions deciding the future of vulnerable children without timely and relevant comparable data.

Statutory returns processes are very inefficient and cost-intensive. Each CSD spends upwards of 3 months creating comparable datasets on vulnerable children, collected once a year, costing £50k per authority.

Project outputs

All Local Digital Fund Discovery projects were asked to provide the following information at completion:

  • User research report
  • Benefits case
  • Recommendations for next steps

In April 2019, the project team submitted the following documents. The Local Digital Collaboration Unit are currently reviewing these and feedback will be published here later in May.

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