Research and analysis

An innovative approach to vulnerable families and children

This publication was withdrawn on 23 February 2016

This good practice example has been withdrawn as it is older than 3 years and may no longer reflect current policy.

Ofsted good practice example showing how Manchester provides an effective service for children.



Manchester City Council has established an innovative approach to address the needs of a high number of looked after children and children in need through a team of Child in Need Coordinator. This service involves coordinators, along with their multi-agency partners, working specifically to identify, assess and support those children and young people who are on the edge of care. The aim is to ensure that these children and young people receive effective multi-disciplinary case planning which meets their needs and secures better outcomes for them.