In total, across the whole project timeframe, our team progressed cases involving 262 children and 161 families all of which were subject to statutory plans. Of these, just under 65% (170 cases) were safely closed or stepped down. Skylakes social workers carried out statutory weekly visits involving 120 children, with 100% being seen within timescales. Of 220 Child and Family (C&F) Assessments carried out, 97% were completed on time.
Of 65 children subject to Child in Need Plans over 50% were safely deescalated. This was as a result of the intensive 12 week programme delivered and by strengthening the confidence of multi-agency partners. Skylakes ensured that there was proactive partnering and joint working with early help and universal services.
Skylakes invested time to transfer skills, delivered training and provided resource packs and tool kits to the service on the 12 week CIN model and SMART business support process.