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Looking at the Whole Picture in Children’s Services

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has chosen Liquidlogic and Oxford Computer Consultants to deliver a new generation of case management system for its children’s social care services.

Speaking about the partnership with Stockton Council, David Grigsby, Managing Director, Liquidlogic says: “Stockton was looking to implement a new generation of case management to replace a legacy system which had been in place for quite some time and no longer fits the council’s requirements.

We are implementing the Liquidlogic Children’s Social Care System (LCS) at the same time as ContrOCC finance, ensuring an integrated approach to children’s social care. Several members of the Liquidlogic team are social workers and have previously worked in Local Authorities. As such, the system is designed by and for social workers to support logical, intuitive recording for all aspects of the service, from the front door through to adoption. Seamless integration with the ContrOCC finance module will enable the true costs associated with a child and their family to be understood and managed. A synchronised go-live with case management and finance on day 1 is a standard approach for us and facilitates absolute transparency and joined up working from the outset.

Ian Coxon, Assistant Director (Information and Improvement Services), Stockton-on-Tees Council comments: “Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council have ambitious plans for all of our services, especially those that support our most vulnerable customers. Working with ambitious partners with a proven track record and a quality product is very important to us. We are looking forward to developing our relationship with Liquidlogic through the implementation of the LCS and ContrOCC solutions.”

Grigsby concludes: “I am delighted to report that we are on track to deliver the go live within agreed time scales and the Liquidlogic team is very much looking forward to delivering market leading software to better support the staff and clients of children’s services in Stockton Council.”