Devon County Council are live with ECLIPSE
Devon County Council today celebrated the launch of our ECLIPSE software and services platform for children’s services.
Working Together to Safeguard children in 2018
How do we safeguard children effectively in 2018?
Ofsted’s views on different social care models
There is a multitude of Children’s Service practice models being used across the UK: reclaiming social work, restorative practice, signs of safety, the team around the relationship, the list goes on…
Adult Social Care
Social Care reform in the UK can wait no longer. The most vulnerable are in crisis and we need to take note of best practice from around the world, including that which has been observed in China
China’s ageing population threatens to curtail the economic progress it has made in the last forty years. Why? It is facing a unique if not unfamiliar challenge to what is being faced by social care teams across the world. How do we support the elderly members of society in the most cost effective manner possible?
OLM's ECLIPSE Security and Governance division protect Central Bedfordshire via Managed Security Service
Central Bedfordshire Council (CBC) is a unitary council, which provides over a hundred services to a quarter of a million people, and is responsible for schools, social services, rubbish collection, roads, planning, leisure centres, libraries, care homes and more. Their citizen’s data that they hold and protect is of the upmost importance to the council. Like many councils, CBC is transforming themselves with a focus on increased mobilisation of their teams, improving the services they provide and reducing costs by moving to the cloud.
Is the state of social care in the UK a scandal?
It’s a subject that we have written around for years with the state of care slowly descending to the point of failure. It is failing across the board, being propped up by unpaid carers and underpaid and overworked care workers. It is a situation that will not be remedied overnight and is constantly overshadowed by the big B, Brexit.
Could instant messaging transform the school application experience on National Offer Day?
Over the past ten years I have seen technology grow at an astounding rate and I’m always interested in how we can apply this to improve the lives of Children and Families.
Tomorrow is National Offer Day, a day in which parents around the country receive the news they were looking for or dreading.
Bi-Borough councils improve SEN systems infrastructure
Bi-Borough councils, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, and Westminster City Council are to improve IT systems infrastructure across the SEN service to deliver better digital care. The authorities have awarded OLM a contract to replace existing systems with the implementation of next-generation case management system, ECLIPSE, to support the SEN (special education needs) service and integrated case recording.
Safeguarding is not limited to the classroom
Teaching today includes an element of safeguarding, as for some children their teacher is the only stable relationship that they have. Without effective intervention and safeguarding from a young age, children can be driven into the arms of gangs where they can commit unspeakable crimes. We have seen this recently with the increase in teenage knife crime, but what can be done?