Diagnosing the Evidence-Minded Organisation (DEMO)

What we want to achieve

We want local authorities to be able to assess how well they are using evidence to inform practice and manage their operations, and how they can get better at doing this, by designing and testing a diagnostic tool.

Who we are working with

We are working with Royal Borough of Greenwich and Metropolitan Borough of Walsall as Pioneer Partners, and have drawn on expert input from our reference authorities: Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Leeds City Council, Oxfordshire County Council. We also consulted the Practice Leader’s Development Programme lead Clare Chamberlain.
‘Director managers wanted to say thank you for the time, support and expertise you have shared so far with us through the diagnostic and the feedback, ….it has been valuable in providing us with focus and a framework which will help us in planning our next step of our transformation Journey in getting it right for children in Walsall’ Isabel Vanderheeren, Transformation Lead Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

What stage we are at now

Positive feedback has been received from Pioneer Partner LAs who have experienced the tool, who consider the insights from the test DEMO to be accurate, insightful, and enablers of change. We have also had positive feedback from our Reference Group LAs/Trusts and from Professor Eileen Munro.

What are the next steps

Positive feedback has been received from Pioneer Partner LAs who have experienced the tool, who consider the insights from the test DEMO to be accurate, insightful, and enablers of change. We have also had positive feedback from our Reference Group LAs/Trusts and from Professor Eileen Munro.

Who's involved

Development team

Research partner

Funders

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