Guidance

Social return on investment of treating substance-misusing parents

Guide for local authorities on how to collect data to estimate the social return on investment (SROI) of treating substance-misusing parents.

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Estimating the social return on investment of treating substance-misusing parents: a guide to collecting local data

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This guide shows local authorities how to collect data to conduct an SROI analysis. SROI is a framework that helps local authorities to show the fiscal, economic and social value to their local area when parents receive substance misuse treatment.

Commissioners can use the results to demonstrate the importance that joint working and the social return on investment treatment can bring to the local area.

This data is useful because it can:

  • inform joint strategic needs assessments by highlighting how well organisations are working together
  • help identify ways of improving care pathways and outcomes
  • support arguments for continued investment

The guidance is based on 4 pilot sites who explored the data they held locally to understand the gaps in care delivery and data collection.

Published 1 February 2016