Integrated Children's System
Integrated Children's System (ICS) provides a conceptual framework, method of practice and business process to support practitioners and managers in undertaking the key tasks of assessment, planning and intervention and review in accordance with legislation.
ICS is designed to be supported by an electronic case record system. A key aim is to provide Children's Social Care staff with the necessary help, through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to record, collate, analyse and output the information required.
The ICS exemplars/forms are designed to work with an electronic information system, which supports single data entry of information, i.e. once entered into the system can be stored and transferred from one record to another. Stored information can be extracted for a variety of reporting functions.
Department for Education website - ICS Improvement: ICS guidance package (March 2010)