The Liquidlogic Early Help Module (EHM) is a complete solution designed to act as a general case management tool for children outside of Social Care. It can operate as a standalone system but is more commonly used in conjunction with the Children’s Social Care solution and shares a database with it. It is also routinely used by professionals from a range of services both within and outside of local authorities.
Early Help is an essential part of safeguarding children and young people within their family. This was highlighted in the Munro review, which stated that "preventative services do more to reduce abuse and neglect than reactive services".
A common criticism of Local Authorities from Ofsted is that often not enough emphasis is placed on proactively working with other agencies, to ensure that a child does not become the subject of more formal social services intervention. The Liquidlogic EHM supports Councils in working together in a simple, intuitive manner and is usually used by professionals from a range of services
The EHM provides the following:
- Case Management and record keeping facilities for children and families who do not breach social care thresholds, but require support and attention; including forms, assessments, plans, alerts and workflow.
- Early Help & eCAF- recording and management of the whole Common Assessment Framework process, including the requisite consent and security.
- Referrals in and out of Social Care - the ability to electronically escalate and refer cases and data into Social Care, and similarly to receive electronic referrals and data from Social Care.
- Team around the Child - the ability to set up the team around the child or family to coordinate all their activities.
Liquidlogic has powerful in built reports with parameters, as well as a data warehouse that enables customers to build reports and an optional BO Universe. Reports built in the warehouse can be embedded in the app. Local configuration such as forms and workflow can be reported on easily without recourse to Liquidlogic.
Every Local Authority has an obligation to manage what is often called “Group Work”; services such as classes or children’s centres facilities which are made available to a number of attendees, possibly as part of a broader ongoing intervention.
Typically, the Local Authority manages this work in a separate system from the case management solution, potentially leading to additional costs for licencing and fragmentation of the record for the person or family, or requiring double entry of the data into two systems.
Liquidlogic has developed new Group Work functionality within the Liquidlogic Children’s Social Care System (LCS) and Early Help Module (EHM), which enables Local Authorities to create and manage contracts with providers, set up projects linked to the contract and, within the projects, create activities with numbers of sessions allocated to them and issue invitations to activities.
Education, Health & Care Plans
The Government’s introduction of reforms to the way Special Educational Needs are dealt with via the Children and Families Act means that there are new arrangements for children and adults up to age 25 with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The new provisions may lead to the creation of an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan.
The Liquidlogic Education Help & Care Plan functionality forms part of the Liquidlogic Early Help Module (EHM). The system offers full functionality and workflow to support the assessment, creation and maintenance of Education, Health and Care Plans. This includes the ability to have multiple professionals contributing to assessments and plans.