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Barrachd works with Scottish councils on new software to protect vulnerable children


By Gillian West, Social media manager

February 25, 2013 | 1 min read

Software solutions provider Barrachd is working with a number of councils across Scotland to introduce a new software application which can be used to identify potentially vulnerable children and help protect them from abuse and neglect.

The solution, which has been developed by using sophisticated software tools as well as working jointly with experienced social workers, comes following recent studies that show the failing in many neglect cases was a result of information not being joined up.

The software enables authorised professionals, given appropriate consent, to view relevant information about potentially vulnerable children allowing them to intervene highlighting how vital information previously missed can be gathered and consolidated using analytics to aid social care.

The first council to implement the solution is now set to discuss how the tool works and the steps taken to put it in place at Neural 2013 which takes place on Thursday 7 March at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.


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