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St Helens Council chooses Sentinel

Sentinel has been appointed by St Helens Council to enable it to identify and support Troubled Families.

The selection follows a successful project enabling neighbouring Liverpool City Council to meet the requirements of Phase 2 of the Government’s Troubled Families programme.

Graham McCusker, Sentinel Director, said: “We’re delighted to be working with St Helens and look forward to delivering a reliable, flexible solution that will meet their ongoing needs.”

Sentinel’s solution will integrate data from a wide range of multiple internal and external feeds to form comprehensive, accurate and up-to-date ‘golden’ records.

These will be automatically checked and grouped according to whether families have crossed the thresholds defined and set by the council team.

Sentinel’s technology will also track the cohort’s continuing progress and show where interventions have been successful.

Built-in audit reporting will provide the detailed evidence needed for PBR claims and all other Government requirements.

While carrying out key tasks automatically and enhancing data quality, the system will also flag areas for manual checking and remain fully-configurable by the council.

Other UK local authorities using Sentinel’s software include Birmingham City Council, London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Devon County Council and Cambridgeshire Council.

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