Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted. Just for Kids Law provide holistic support tailored to individual needs, backed up by legal support.
Joel Carter | Programmes Director, explains why their organisation decided to seek out an alternative option to their current Case Management System as their organisation expanded.
“We had a database for 4 years that was our first database which was kind of OK at the time but we, as an organisation grew quite a lot over time and it wasn’t very adaptable - it was cheap and rigid. We had lots of different types of work and needed something that tied everything together as we have many teams within Just for Kids Law, including face to face delivery team, Youth, Casework and Legal team.”
“Compared to our last database Apricot is bespoke and designed around our needs, it has helped us determine and think up with a new way of how we could structure our client pathway, this being something we had not explored before. We are a lot clearer about the reporting and what actual data we are getting from Apricot. We used to have to make do with what we could get rather than thinking it through from the beginning, in terms of how the data entry was structured and entered. Now we can be confident in the information we are getting out of the system and have full control of building reports. It is much better than our previous system due to its flexibility......" Read the full story