Stirling Council's attempt to legitimize
the collection, sharing and use of personal data on all children
Apparently,In December 2010 initial discussions took place with a business analytics company to pull together appropriate data sets from across the Council to identify families in need. This was conducted in a pilot project. Information from the following Council information systems was consolidated and analysis of those children and families has proved highly valuable in
decision making regarding services and interventions.
Service Area ----- System
Social Services ----- SWIFT
Education ----- SEEMIS
Housing ---- Northgate
Youth Services ----- Cognisoft IO
Community Wardens ----- APP Civica
Research Team ----- Government demographic data,
CACI ACORN Segmentation data
Substance Misuse ----- Government demographic data
Forth Valley GIS ----- Gazetteer
Given the successful outcome of the pilot project,the Council now wish to enter into a contract to fully develop this reporting system with a view to a go live date at the Public Protection Hub in Larbert in January 2013.
Copying and pasting from the pdf is a pain but have a read yourself...it isn't very long.it was possible to see, at a glance, the full history of a vulnerable child on the screen. The information allowed decision making staff and case workers to see school attendance, attainment, previous addresses, changes in name, housing repairs, police reports pertaining to the address and Criminal Justice data sets, to name but a few.