Children’s journeys to permanence: using data to make a difference

Tuesday 19 June 2018

This half-day workshop will look at examples of how data has been collated and used to drive improvement for the physical, emotional, and legal permanence for looked after children and young people. Bringing together practitioners and staff involved in data collection and reporting (including social workers and others) the workshop will consider where we would ultimately like to be with collection, analysis, presentation, and delivery of data, with the purpose of improving decision making to make an immediate difference for these children and young people.

There is a lot of data pertaining to our looked after children and young people that is gathered. However, it is not always clear the purpose for collecting the right data and how to make best use of it. It is also important that the right data is put into the hands of people that can actually make a difference.

Permanence data is often used to look retrospectively at how long processes have taken. This is critically important management information which can be used to understand the performance of systems and inform changes that make a difference for children entering these systems. However, several local authorities involved in our Permanence and Care Excellence (PACE) programme have also been looking at how data can be used practically to actively support practitioners manage and deliver better outcomes for children currently in their systems.

Who should attend?

Practitioners and managers involved in providing services to looked after children and their families, and staff involved in data collection and analysis around looked after children.

Workshop content

Presentations will highlight examples of how data has been used creatively in PACE areas, and participants will have an opportunity to share knowledge and experience and consider how data around permanence can be developed further to make more of a difference for looked after children and young people.


The workshop is a FREE event with refreshments and light lunch provided.

Event details

When: Tuesday, 19 June 2018
Time: 09.30 - 13.30
Where: The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow
Cost: Free

The Grand Central Hotel

Contact Organiser

Ailsa Sharkey
0141 444 8528

Ticket information

Ticket type

Practice Exchange Workshop: Children’s journeys to permanence, using data to make a difference

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