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Publication - Professor Judith Masson

    From Court Proceedings to Care:

    Applying Outcomes of Care Proceedings for Children Study Method to Analyse North Yorkshire County Council’s CYPS data

    Citation

    Masson, JM, Garside, LBE & Jenny, S, 2019, ‘From Court Proceedings to Care: Applying Outcomes of Care Proceedings for Children Study Method to Analyse North Yorkshire County Council’s CYPS data’. in: Renuka Jeyarajah-Dent (eds) Data visualisation in children's social care. Nuffield Foundation, London, pp. 22-27

    Abstract

    The Outcomes of Care Proceedings for Children Study established that 20% of children subject to proceedings in the (random) Study sample were not in care before, during or after proceedings, raising questions about the use of proceedings. The use of care proceedings is not recorded in the Looked after Children and Children in need databases so links between proceedings and services cannot be seen. The Outcomes Study researchers devised a simplified method to enable local authorities to analyse their social care data with legal department data to show the impact of care proceedings on care. This was successfully piloted in one LA. Findings were displayed in simple visualizations.

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