Northamptonshire County Council was looking to purchase a data matching solution with risk profiling capabilities for the Children, Families and Education Directorate of the local authority.
The intention was for the solution to support Northamptonshire’s Early Help Families programme, (Northamptonshire’s name for the Troubled Families programme) and also to support the development of a Risk of NEET Indicator tool, to help identify young people who are, or are at risk of being disengaged in education, employment or training (EET) and support them to re-engage in EET or ensure that they remain in EET.
The risk profiling approach involves using a defined range of criteria from a distinct range of data sources to identify particular families who may be more vulnerable to reduced resilience (e.g. they are experiencing a multitude of issues that could impact on their resilience). The risk profiling tool would ultimately enable the Local Authority and its partners to automate the identification of families most at risk of increased vulnerability via adopting an “overlaying” principle and enable:
- Improved identification of families in need of early help
- Improved ability of Northamptonshire County Council and its partners to identify and support vulnerable families
- Improved ability to track families/young people
- Reduced requirement for manual data matching and quality assurance
Clearview submitted a bid to offer this solution and were successful.
Ravina Radia, Commissioning Manager said,
“The solution offered by Clearview provides us with the flexibility we required to adapt the system to a range of areas and was simple and structured enough to offer a ‘no-mess’ solution that was easy to use, whilst also offering value for money. So far we have found everyone at Clearview to be friendly and helpful, and we are really looking forward to working closely with them to develop a solution that meets our needs.”