Here's what Isabelle Trowler, chief social worker for Children and Families, had to say about Hertfordshire's programme:
“The herculean effort that Hertfordshire has made along with the partnership in the last 18 months to implement this innovation project across such a large geographical area is so impressive.
The incredible outcomes as evidenced by the evaluation study (when it comes out) will ricochet around the social care planet in England.
It is so important that we learn from what they have done. The impact that this overarching care framework in child protection might have on the national system could be quite profound.
I think Hertfordshire might just be our national treasure."