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Small changes reduce delay in permanence decisions by over 12 weeks

Year: 2016
Topic: Local authority, Permanence
Author: Graeme Simpson, Aberdeen City Council

Graeme Simpson of Aberdeen City Council explains how small tests of change added up to cutting three months of the time it takes to make decisions for children in their care. Working with the Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme, they've implemented a Child's Plan to reduce time taken to produce reports to the Children's Panel, and looked closely at what the data tells them at all stages of the child's journey.