Winner: North Yorkshire CC
North Yorkshire’s multi-agency screening team brings together partners from the council’s children’s social care and prevention services, the police and health colleagues from Harrogate and District Foundation Trust. The team screens every case received within 24 hours of contact being made, reviewing the dangers and strengths within a family. The agencies share information and make decisions to ensure families receive the right service at the right time through necessary and proportionate interventions.
Judges’ comments: "This council created an intermediate care model with sector-wide involvement and support showing tangible outcomes and reducing acute admissions."
Highly commended: Rochdale MBC
East Ayrshire Council
Liverpool City Council
Milton Keynes Council
Peter Bungard, chief executive, Gloucestershire CC
Steve Jorden, chief executive, South Hams DC and West Devon BC
Robert Tinlin, outgoing chief executive, Southend-on-Sea BC