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Comment on Social Care Data

Commenting on the plans for Ofsted to consult with councils around the amount of data social care providers have to provide the inspectorate, Dave Hill, Vice President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, said:

“Almost 40,000 items of data are collected from each council, each year by various government departments and agencies. The current arrangements for gathering this data are simply inefficient. It can often result in the same information being provided to different departments and agencies proving to be both time consuming and costly. We welcome this opportunity to consult with the inspectorate to consider how we can better identify returns of little value and how we can make better use of the data, including by making it available to the sector in order to provide a more sophisticated picture of performance, allowing outcomes rather than processes to be measured.”

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Press contact: Roxanne Ali (0161) 826 9488 / 07595 280388 The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Ltd is the professional leadership association for Directors of Children’s Services and their senior management teams in England.


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