Peterborough City Council has become the latest local authority to adopt Liquidlogic's Protocol integrated children's system.
The council will run Protocol alongside its education system as part of a more collaborative approach to children's social care.
Liquidlogic said the system will also address concerns in the Munro review of child protection that social workers are spending too much time re-keying data, and not enough time working with young people and families.
It said there would be fewer requirements to enter the same information into multiple databases, as information drawn from different systems and external organisations would be automatically updated into one easily accessible data repository "at the click of a button".
Elaine Alexander, head of programme and project management for Children’s Services at Peterborough City Council said: “By integrating our systems we are set up to reduce the risks to vulnerable children both now and in the future, no matter what changes to regulation there may be.
"We are confident that we have the most user-friendly system which will act as an enabler for social workers to do their jobs to the best of their ability.”
Full implementation is expected to be completed by September 2012, with systems being introduced incrementally from the beginning of April.
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