Doncaster Children’s Services Trust
C.Co was invited by DCST to work with its stakeholders to help identify areas for improvement, with a spotlight on maximising existing resources, ensuring that the right people with the right skills are in the right places at the right time. Further to this, the Trust was clear on its need to explore how it could make improvements whilst at the same time delivering efficiencies and a more sustainable business model. The work undertaken was aligned to assisting the Trust in achieving its ambitions to:

  • Reduce costs whilst maintaining and/or improving quality standards
  • Become financially independent and sustainable
  • Support others on their improvement journey.

C.Co collaboratively worked with the Council, the Trust and the DfE to identify a range of opportunities to improve the service, including opportunities around commissioning and affordability; and an approach to guide their transformation journey.

Cost analysis, benchmarking and a whole systems approach was undertaken to inform the recommendations, ensuring these would truly deliver the required results and maximise opportunities for the trust.

Shortly after the commission, the DfE appointed C.Co to return as its appointed improvement advisors to further support the trust as it left intervention.

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