Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliance Dataset

As part of the development of the Regional Improvment and Innovation Alliances (RIIAs) the ADCS asked regions to share the data sets that they were using for benchmarking. The ADCS and the Children's Services National Performance and Information Management Group (CS-NPIMG, which is formed of the nine chairs of the regional data networks) went through and identified 18 that were common across most of them. That formed the base set. Subsequently the CS-NPIMG met to refine the list and add more that could be/were already used for annual benchmarking. 

In 2018/19 the regions piloted the use of the dataset (to a greater or lesser extent) to support the RIIAs and sector led improvement. In the SE this is the Peer Challenge Data Tool which we are using to review the self-evaluations. At the core of every region’s RIIA dataset should be the 18 indicators.

The SE region will share the list of 18 measures with the DfE at quarterly meetings. How this data will be used has been set out in a data sharing agreement with the DfE.

RIIA 18

  1. Referrals to social care in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  2. Referrals that are re-referrals within 12 months (number and percent of referrals)
  3. Assessments completed in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  4. Assessments completed in 45 days in the period (number and percent of assessments)
  5. Children in Need at the end of the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  6. Section 47 enquiries in the period (number and rate per 10,000), enquiries or children?
  7. ICPCs completed within 15 days of S47 (number and percent of S47s)
  8. Children on Child Protection Plans at the end of the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  9. Children with a CPP starting in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  10. Children with a CPP ceasing in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  11. Children becoming subject of a child protection plan in the period for second or subsequent time (number and percentage of plans starting in period)
  12. Children who are Looked After at the end of the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  13. Children who are Looked After starting in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  14. Children who are Looked After ceasing in the period (number and rate per 10,000)
  15. Children Adopted as a Proportion of Looked After Children (number and percentage)
  16. Average time in Days between a Child entering Care and moving in with their Adoptive Family [A1]
  17. Time (in days) between LA receiving court authority to place a child and deciding on a match to an adoptive family [A2]
  18. Children who wait less than 14 months between entering care and moving in with their adoptive family (A3)

 

The quarterly data is derived from the existing SE quarterly benchmarking (social care and adoption) and nationally available datasets. The reports are held on the restricted reports page and the DCS restricted reports page.

The reason access is restricted is because the reports included unpublished, unaudited or unsuppressed data, and so general public access is inappropriate.

For more information about the dataset please contact Alastair Lee, SESLIP Data Benchmarking lead (alastair.lee@eastsussex.gov.uk)