Decision details

Permission to bid to the Department for Education DDSF Fund

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children & Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Permission to bid and accept bid (if successful) to the Department for Education DDSF Fund. Reimagining Data for Children’s Services Project.

Permission to apply for grant funding and to accept if successful

There report contains no exempt information


That the Authority submit a bid for funding from the Department for Education to use existing advanced technology to develop a proof of concept and pilot a reimagining of recording, retrieval, sharing and information analysis information from CMS.

Reasons for the decision:

The application of the product will be cost effective for use by other LAs (using any technology provider) and will demonstrate an enhancement in the quality of children’s records, the progression of interventions and plans. The social workers workstream will be more efficient.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 24/11/2022

Date of decision: 04/11/2022