Achieving for Children is a community interest company (a not-for-profit social enterprise) set up by The Royal Borough of Kingston and The London Borough of Richmond in 2014 to deliver children’s services on behalf of both local authorities. In August 2017 the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead became co-owners.
At the start of 2020, Achieving for Children chose Servelec to provide a Youth Justice system to provide a single view of vulnerable young people across both boroughs. Core+ Youth Justice and Victims is the latest digital transformation project at Achieving for Children to replace legacy software with an intuitive and fully integrated digital case management system.
The contract for the solution was procured under the G-Cloud framework, and adds to the portfolio of other Servelec solutions, which includes Admissions, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and FIS \ Early Years Funding modules from the Synergy education management platform.
Core+ Youth Justice and Victims enables youth offending teams (YOTs) to record and monitor interactions with young people referred through the courts or police with the aim of reducing future cases of reoffending. All of the information can be displayed in one place offering a transparent view of the case whereby prevention and intervention strategies can be implemented to better support young people.
For staff working across local authority boundaries, the system allows them to see a complete picture of a vulnerable young person’s case history; enabling better, faster decisions and more appropriate support.
Tom Chapman, Head of Business Systems & ICT at Achieving for Children, said: “We chose the Servelec Core+ solution as it provides us with a robust, user friendly system which supports our innovative work across traditional local authority boundaries. Adopting Servelec’s Core+ software forms part of a wider digital transformation programme which aims to provide our staff and the communities which we support the very best digital solutions available. We’re pleased to further develop our relationship with Servelec and build upon our existing use of Synergy, Servelec’s education management system.
“Servelec’s appointment via the G-Cloud framework saved us a lot of time and effort and aligns with our aim to improve the way in which we purchase technology services.”
Tony Baxter, Sales Director at Servelec, said: “The development of the relationship between Achieving for Children and Servelec is really important to us. Youth justice is an essential service provided by a local authority, and our experienced consultants were able to guide both authorities through a smooth migration and implementation. We’re excited to be supporting digital transformation at Kingston and Richmond and we are looking forward to working on further projects.”