Essex Edge of Care SIB final report

Published: 22 September 2021

The aim of the Essex Edge of Care social impact bond was to improve outcomes for adolescents at risk of going into care. 

Using an intensive family-based and evidence-based intervention, multisystemic therapy (MST), the service combined rigorous management of operations, data and performance and an ethos of adaptation and continuous improvement to optimise outcomes.

Focusing on the number of care days saved as opposed to a binary measure of whether a young person has gone into care or not means that the service was incentivised to work with even the most challenging of cases. 

This report contains the final tracking data for the 389 participants aged 11–17 years who received the service and is an opportunity to share this data and reflect on the impact of the programme. 

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