Calculating the cost of school exclusions

As value is ultimately the deciding factor in most procurement decisions, I’m often asked to estimate the amount of money a particular project will save – particularly in these times of austerity. But when you’re working alongside services that cover a broad range of social issues, it’s never a simple calculation. On one hand, there’s[…]

Shropshire’s ‘whole family’ approach gets to the heart of early intervention service delivery

Across Shropshire, partners are using E-CINS to work together and share relevant information. The multi-agency approach, the training that has been undertaken, the engagement with schools and the partnership with health is assisting the process of service transformation and changing the culture of the way people work. Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Kay Smallbone, Troubled[…]

How Northamptonshire Police are reducing school exclusions

Every year around 5’000 young people are excluded from school. Many of these turn to crime and only 15% return to mainstream education. In an effort to intervene earlier, Northamptonshire Police are collaborating with local schools to keep young people within the education system. There’s a clear link between exclusions and criminal activity. A report[…]

Professionals Rally Round to Dramatically Reduce the Number of Children Being Permanently Excluded From Schools

A unique service in Peterborough, dedicated to reducing the number of children permanently excluded in schools, is helping to provide a range of specialist support to children with additional needs and get them and their families help to improve their lives. The Pupil Referral Service operates as a specialist setting under Peterborough City Council and[…]

Early Intervention Helps Tackle Gang Issues Across Wellingborough

E-CINS is used as a database to record information to prevent gang and gang violence in Northants. All schools in Wellingborough have registered with E-CINS so that they can work in a multi agency environment to tackle anti social behaviour and youth violence. Preventing gang and gang violence has been recognised nationally and the Early[…]

Why early intervention is the answer

A recent study has suggested that dealing with social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales ‘costs £17bn a year’. Some of the cash would be better spent on addressing the root causes of problems, argues the report by the charity Early Intervention Foundation. One of the key benefits of E-CINS is[…]