Data to Insight is not a software supplier in the traditional sense -- we're here to help local authority (LA) colleagues get work done and share it with each other. The best thing about Data to Insight is the community of analysts who are doing and sharing great work through this network.
We recognise that different LAs want different levels of engagement with our work. As such, we offer four key collaboration approaches to suit different users’ information needs.
CLA Placement Modelling Tool
We're building a free web-based tool that allows you to quickly see estimates of demand for residential, fostering, and supported accommodation placements, and to model policy changes you are considering – such as the creation of in-house provision, or a step-down service. Sign up below to try it out!
A little background information:
Thanks for your interest in Data to Insight's demand modelling work! Led by local authorities with support from the ADCS, DfE, Ofsted, and DLUHC, we're working to help LAs make better use of data in children's services.
This placement demand modelling tool has been created with funding from DLUHC, expertise from data scientists at the non-profit organisation Social Finance, and plenty of input from local authority analysts and commissioning managers. We started with an Excel prototype and are now turning that into a web-based tool which should be easier to use and generate more valuable insight for local decision-makers.
All our tools are free to local authorities, and all of them are "open" so you can see exactly what they're doing. They come out of a community of analysts who want to work together to make better tools available to everyone.