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General overview

Stage of development: Implementation

Policy sector: Child and family welfare

Date outcomes contract signed: Aug 2018

Start date of service provision: Apr 2018

Anticipated completion date: Sep 2024

Capital raised (minimum): GBP 0 (USD 0)

Max potential outcome payment: GBP 5.33m

Service users: 6k+


The project works with families who have children and young people identified as children in need or with child protection plans, and where parental drug and alcohol use is an indicator of risk. The project will reduce parental drug/alcohol use and improve parenting to avert children becoming subject to a Child Protection Plan or Looked After Child; allowing the repatriation of children with their families and improving parenting skills.

Target population

Children in need, children subject to a Child Protection Plan and Looked After Children.



  • United Kingdom

Service delivery locations

  • Staffordshire County Council
  • Staffordshire County Council

Involved organisations

Configuration of contracting parties:

  • Direct contract between outcome payer and provider

Commissioners/outcome payers

Service Providers


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Outcome metrics

  • 80 families engaged on the Child Protection Plan (CPP) programme (on commencement of IFSS).
  • 85 children and young people escalated from Child Protection Plan (CPP) to Looked After Child (LAC) averted (six months after engagement).
  • 160 families engaged on to the Children in Need (CIN) programme (on commencement of CIN project).
  • 233 children and young people CIN to CPP status averted (six months after engagement)
  • 70 families engaged on the Child Protection Plan (CPP) programme (on completion of IFSS).
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