Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Building Brighter Smiles – Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Faced with very poor oral health in young children and significant inequalities throughout the district, Bradford Metropolitan District Council has prioritised the oral health of young children, including it in its Health and Wellbeing Strategy and Inequalities Action Plan.

Smile4Life – Lancashire and Cumbria

Children in Lancashire and Cumbria have poorer dental health compared to children in other parts of England. The Smile4Life programme was developed in partnership with local authorities to address this problem.

Suffolk Smiles part of the Healthy Child Programme – Suffolk County Council

While oral health in Suffolk is generally good, just over 18 per cent of five-year-olds already have dental decay and in some parts of the county nearly a quarter have one or more decayed teeth.

Book and Brush at Bedtime with Dinosaur Douglas – London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham

This project focuses on younger children and includes:

Healthy baby infant feeding policy – Manchester

Very young children in Manchester were found to have high levels of tooth decay. Prolonged bottle feeding, often with sugared drinks, was of particular concern in this area.

Assessment Centre Recruitment for Social Workers in Children’s Social Care

Computer-based simulation training for prospective social workers.

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CSE toolkit - Additional case study material: Tackling child sexual exploitation

Case studies range from multi-agency approaches, regional initiatives, awareness raising campaigns and comprehensive service reviews.

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Driving improvements in children's services

North Yorkshire County Council adopted a whole-service approach which has three key elements

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Healthy futures: supporting and promoting the health needs of looked after children

 All children have health needs, and local authorities now have a major role in meeting these.

Driving improvement in tackling child sexual exploitation - case studies

A compilation of several local authority case studies.

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