Sentinel helps local authorities respond to Local Data Accelerator Fund opportunity

Sentinel is helping a wide range of local authority clients respond to an opportunity to improve outcomes for children and families.

Local authorities are being asked to join with partners and suppliers to form ‘Data Partnerships’ in bidding for a share of MHCLG’s £7.9m Local Data Accelerator Fund, which promotes greater use of local data sharing and data linking.

MHCLG is looking for data projects that improve organisations' understanding of the issues faced by children and families and the best ways of resolving them, with the intention of replicating successful approaches elsewhere.

“We are helping a variety of local authorities in our user group to consolidate ideas and priorities,” said Sentinel Partners director, Graham McCusker.

“They hope to work closely together, sharing best practice to increase their use, sharing and governance of data. This could result in one big combined bid or a number of smaller combined bids.

“These local authorities fully appreciate the power of data to transform delivery. Our projects to date have clearly demonstrated how making the best use of data enables them to deliver improved outcomes.

“We see this as an exciting opportunity to move to the next level by taking an even more joined-up, multi-agency approach to identifying and responding to the needs of children and families.”

To find out more, or if your organisation looking for an IT partner for your data project, please contact us for an initial discussion.

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