Key assessment needs
The work we do in children, families and adults services, the Children’s Trust, and the Local Safeguarding Children's Board (LSCB) is based on what we know and understand about the needs of people in the county.
Our needs assessments set out key assessments developed by Cambridgeshire County Council and sit alongside the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) which carries out research into needs such as children and young people's mental health, physical and learning difficulties and the Armed Forces.
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Child poverty needs assessment 2014
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Uses data tables and maps to describe the principal socio-economic characteristics of each area and its constituent localities, highlighting in particular those neighbourhoods and communities which experience adverse inequalities. It focuses on context rather than outcomes, although key outcomes are included where they contribute to the contextual inputs for other services.
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Carrying out research into adult social care and children's services
The Council has adopted procedures around research into adults and children’s social care in accordance with the Department of Health’s Research Governance Framework (RGF) for Health and Social Care.
If you are thinking about doing any such research then you’ll need to follow the procedures and complete the form in the application pack.
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The definition of research under the procedures is broad, encompassing audits, surveys and consultations as well as activities which would traditionally be labelled 'research'. It doesn’t cover information which is collected as a matter of routine e.g. individual reviews of service users or the collection of management and performance information. The fact sheet in the application pack sets out in detail what is covered.
The length of time an application will take to process will depend on the complexity of the proposal and the level of risk to participants.
Once approval is given, you can start and your research will be logged on the Council’s Research Register for Social Care. This will be monitored by the coordinator or another nominated person.
If you are planning research, including anything which wouldn’t need approval through this process, don’t forget that the Research and Performance Group is happy to advise on the methodology and design of surveys and questionnaires along with other research-related issues.