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D2I news for January: analysis, apprenticeships, and awards...

Dear all ChAT group members –


As Data to Insight Manager, I’m here to support development of our data tools and the communities we form around them. If you want to talk about this stuff, or have ideas for how we can do useful things – or how you’d like to get involved – then by all means reply to this email and let me know what you’re thinking about. In the meantime, I have some updates to offer:


  1. Vote for us in the iNetwork Innovation Awards – deadline 24/01/2021

  2. CS data analyst apprenticeships

  3. Strategic Use of Data in Children’s Services – join us on 04/02/2021

  4. ChAT and BMt mini-updates

  5. www.datatoinsight.org

  6. Other things in the works

  7. Credits



1. Vote for us in the iNetwork Innovation Awards – deadline 24/01/2021


GMCA have nominated our Collaborative Demand Modelling project for this year’s iNetwork Innovation Awards, in two categories (Partner Excellence and COVID-19 Response). Voting is now open until midnight Sunday 24 January 2021. Please do take a look at the nominations page, read our case study, and consider voting for us in either of the Partner Excellence and COVID-19 Response categories. You don’t have to be an iNetwork member to participate in the public vote, or to get something useful from the case studies.


We're really excited about the project and the way it rapidly brought LAs together to share insight (we're currently working on further improvements based on feedback from LAs). If you’d like to get involved in that work, or to give feedback on where you think we should take it, please let me know.



2. CS data analyst apprenticeships


As previously reported, we’re designing a data apprenticeship specifically for children’s services analysts, which can be paid by the apprenticeship levy. The course will launch in March and we have scheduled two briefing sessions for potential candidates (and/or their managers) to hear more about the curriculum and ask questions. The sessions will be on:

  • Tuesday 26th January, 12:00-12:45

  • Monday 1st February, 10:00-10:45