In total over the 12-week period of the project, the Skylakes team managed and progressed cases involving 153 children and 74 families.
83 of 107 care and wellbeing assessments resulted in the cases being closed, and 10 cases were stepped down. Of the remaining cases, 11 were referred to CIN, two to Initial Child Protection Conference (ICPC) and one became Looked After (LAC).
In terms of CIN cases, our 12 week CIN programme was deployed. This is an intensive specialist programme designed to de-escalated children in a planned way to the Team Around the Family (TAF). Three CIN meetings were held for each of 40 children allocated to Skylakes, with 100% being seen every week during the 12-week programme. 17 of these cases were safely closed, 13 were stepped down and 10 remained on CIN.
All six Child Protection cases held within our team were successfully de-escalated following our intensive intervention.
Three thematic audit reports were completed in line with CCSIW standards, with a total of 81 CP and LAC cases being audited.