The LGiU’s Annual State of Local Government Finance Survey alarmingly highlights that Children’s Services is now the top immediate pressure for councils. This is above Adult Social Care for the first time in at least three years, suggesting that councils are no longer able to shield these services from the worst of the ongoing budget cuts in local government.
As such, techUK held a roundtable with LGiU in spring 2018 to explore how digital can re-imagine the future of Children’s Services as well as support service redesign now (find out what was discussed on the techUK blog and LGiU podcast). One of the asks from the session was to hold an interactive problem-led workshop where councils and industry could work together to interrogate the challenges facing children services in more detail and collaboratively come up with solutions. We are delighted to hold a joint workshop on 10 January at techUK bringing together our two communities to understand the role digital can play in improving outcomes for children and young people.
What will the day entail..
Time: 10:00 – 13:00, with lunch and networking to follow
It will be an interactive session with delegates working in groups reviewing challenges that cut across key areas of Children’s Services provision from collaboration to family support. Attendees will review the problem statements and together explore potential solutions and what new products and services to help manage demand on children services and support prevention strategies.
We look forward to hearing from attendees on the day about their innovations and will use the outcome of the session to inform future activity in this area. We will be circulating the problem statements in advance of the session so attendees will have enough time to review and come prepared with their ideas.
This event is open to local government, public sector agencies involved in children and family services as well as techUK members.
Please RSVP by email to Alice Buszard.