An innovative and smarter way of identifying and supporting Surrey's most vulnerable residents.
Joined up innovative assesment tool, used across relevant services or agencies that tracks and communicates with the relevant information on supporting the needs of children, young people and their families.
Simple to use for professionals reducing admin time, and improving shared communication between agencies. The software behind it would be designed in a clear and easy way - very simple, visual, easily measuring factors, and becoming increasingly intuitive and intelligent where it needs to be in going into greater depth. Being simple and visual, and using touchscreen media (ie Windows 8, tablets, Apple style), this would ultimately capture the users view (child, young person, family)within the assessment more effectively, increasing their ownership of it and its results, also making plans, reviews and measuring outcomes easier for all. This will be more effective in addressing any issues around literacy, and numeracy, and also individuals learning styles.
No one is offering a way of using these methods in a way that is both client and professional friendly, capturing information more effectively, and reducing admin time. It also would bridge communication between different agencies as they would be using the same system - ie schools, youth services, social service, police etc. The CAF was an attempt at this but in my view has not taken off in the vision that was developed for it, and it is not as inclusive of the users views and potential barriers that this overcomes.
This could track the child all the way through their life / development, clarifying who could support their needs best and communicating this centrally between interested partners, whilst also highlighting issues the whole family may be facing.