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This page is retired and the dataset is archived as of September 2020. Version 2 of this dataset can be found Impact Bond Dataset.

Location: North Somerset, United Kingdom

Date outcome contract signed (launch date): 2017

Duration: 60 months

Policy area: Child and family welfare

Outcomes fund: Commissioning Better Outcomes Fund (The National Lottery Community Fund)

Outcome payers: North Somerset Council (Local government), The National Lottery Community Fund

Service Provider(s): Core Assets Group

Investor(s): Bridges Fund Management

Target population: Children and young people aged 10 - 17 who are currently either Children Looked After (CLA) under section 20 or at risk of becoming CLA under section 20.

Size of cohort: 240

Outcome validation method: Validated administrative data

Stage: Implementation

Intervention description

Turning the Tide does not replace any existing service but will work alongside and enhance the existing offer available to vulnerable families across North Somerset. The shared vision is to reunify and divert children and young people from the edge of care. Preventative interventions will help parents by enhancing their knowledge and skills and create positive family relationships. The intervention is based on the family preservation model, Core Assets Safer Stronger Families (SSF), which is a proven combination of evidence-based interventions (Triple P, Team Parenting, and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy) that can flexibly respond to a range of family circumstances. The North Somerset Turning the Tide Service uses a strength based intensive multi modal intervention, over a 12 or 18 week period which involves delivering practical support to the heart of the family in their own home. The support will equip children, young people and their families with the skills and coping mechanisms to reduce unwanted behaviour, increase positive family functioning, and build their resilience.

Outcomes

Child returns to family or child remains at home and no longer needs to enter care

  • Definition: Tracked four weeks after completion of FPS intervention (10 weeks)
  • Baseline: N/A
  • Maximum Payment: £1917
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved (#): N/A

Child remains at home for a further six months

  • Definition: Tracked six months after event 1 (36 weeks)
  • Baseline: N/A
  • Maximum Payment: £3833
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved (#): N/A

Family and child achieve defined improvement in Outcomes Star scores compared to score prior to event 1

  • Definition: Tracked six months after event 1 (36 weeks)
  • Baseline: N/A
  • Maximum Payment: £958
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved (#): N/A

Child remains at home for a further six months

  • Definition: Tracked six months after events 2 and 3 (62 weeks)
  • Baseline: N/A
  • Maximum Payment: £2875
  • Outcome Target (#): N/A
  • Outcomes Achieved (#): N/A

Further information

  • Total Potential Maximum Outcomes Payments: £3,648,692
  • Date Outcomes Contract Signed: 20/02/2017
  • Date Service Delivery Started: 04/01/2017

More detailed information on this project can be found in the Data Template Excel sheet linked below, with a full list of sources. All fields are defined according to our data dictionary.