We support local or regional organisations to embed a robust outcomes-based approach to data in systems related to children and young people.
We know that data collection, collation and utilisation is a challenging but ever-developing subject in the children and young people and SEND systems.
There is evidence that when an organisation takes an outcomes-based approach to data, it develops a strong joint working system and achieves improved strategic alignment.
This approach also helps shift the focus from outputs that are service specific towards outcomes that allow children and young people to live happy and safe lives.
In response to the lack of robust data available on children and young people with SEND for local services across the country, the Council for Disabled Children has published a series of SEND Data Bulletins designed to share learning and improve data on disabled children and young people.
We have also developed a SEND Data Dashboard, which brings together data relevant to education, health and social care in one tool.
The dashboard is designed to support local areas to understand their data through 3 lenses:
- Local profile: understanding local need
- Governance and assurance: 'what did we do and how well are we doing it?'
- Qualitative Key Performance Indicators (KPIs): 'how do we know we are making a difference?'