Laura Sharman 16 October 2015

Hampshire to implement social care sharing software

Hampshire to implement social care sharing software

New software to make it easier for social care workers to view information on vulnerable children has been developed for Hampshire County Council.

One Social Care, designed by Capita One, will provide social workers with access to the background of a child in one place including school attendance records, family connections and notes from the different teams involved.

The council said the new system would enable teams to 'de-escalate' issues and avoid more costly interventions.

Steve Crocker, deputy director for children and families at Hampshire County Council, said: 'There has been a step change in the way children’s social care is planned and delivered in recent years and it is vital that teams have technology available to them that supports improved collaborative family working – both now and in the future.'

One Social Care will instantly display updated case notes and referrals, as well as automatically sending a message to social workers if a child is excluded from school or starts to miss classes.

Mark Raeburn, director of Capita One, explained: 'Authorities can see where caseloads could be managed more efficiently too and a wealth of information from multi-agency teams is held centrally, making it easier to put effective early help in place to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best possible chance of a happy and fulfilled life.'

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