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Fujitsu helps Action for Children digitise to reach even more young people in the community

Fujitsu to digitise Action for Children case files to enable charity to transform the efficiency of case working – allowing for improved data sharing, remote access and capture

Fujitsu UK & Ireland

London, March 30, 2016

Fujitsu has announced it will work with Action for Children to use technology to develop practical, innovative solutions and raise funds to ensure children have access to the support they need. Core to this will be a Digital Case File project which will see all of the charity’s physical case files digitised. This will vastly improve access, sharing and security of this critical information – thereby allowing Action for Children employees to better serve people in need.

Part of the ongoing partnership between Fujitsu and Action for Children, the project began in February and is set to be completed within six months. The Digital Case File project will be accessible from a link within the existing AfC Case Management system called eAspire. It will ultimately provide a platform for the management and access of all digital case files, allowing case workers to manage documents more easily: creating, updating, downloading for a visit as needed.

“Fujitsu employees have been passionately supporting the work of Action for Children over the past year and we are delighted to be benefitting from the technical and business expertise Fujitsu can provide,” said Sir Tony Hawkhead, CEO, Action for Children.
“Our digital transformation project will revolutionise the efficiency of our back-office processes, ensuring our employees can focus on providing vital support to the most disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.  Fujitsu’s passion for this project is inspiring and we very much look forward to continuing our partnership over the coming year.”

Throughout the two-year partnership with Action for Children, Fujitsu has also worked to share skills and business expertise to help boost efficiency and has raised over £200,000 by participating in a series of fundraising events including 5K runs and the CEO Sleepout, an event the company’s Chairman Michael Keegan took part in last year. Action for Children was also involved in the Fujitsu Graduate Innovation Challenge which saw university students submit proposals to address the challenge of creating an innovative solution to help protect children online.

Regina Moran, Chief Executive UK & Ireland, Fujitsu said:
“Making an impact on wider society is absolutely core to our business. It’s built into everything we do – from R&D to our apprenticeship scheme and of course, our charity partnership which is a vital part of Fujitsu’s role in serving the local community. Action for Children is a charity close to our heart and we have enjoyed working with the organisation to share our digital knowledge in order to deliver sustainable solutions that help the charity operate at maximum efficiency and reach as many children as it can. This digitisation project will be the jewel in the crown of our work so far.”

About Action for Children

For more than 145 years, Action for Children has never been afraid to push for the best for children. We work in local communities across the UK to make children’s lives better: now, tomorrow and every day. We take action at the earliest opportunity to help children as they grow up. We care about each child and every family. We support and protect the most vulnerable. We never give up. Today, close to 650 services directly help more than 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers across the UK each year.

For more information, visit actionforchildren.org.uk or follow us on Twitter @actnforchildren.

About Fujitsu Global

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, offering a full range of technology products, solutions, and services. Approximately 159,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$40 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.

About Fujitsu in the UK & Ireland

Fujitsu employs over 14,000 people in the UK & Ireland, with total revenues exceeding £1.8 billion. Offering an integrated product and service portfolio, we deliver consulting, applications, technology products, systems integration and managed services, including cloud-based solutions, for customers across both public and private sectors, including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer IT. For more information, please see http://uk.fujitsu.com.

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Graham Goulden

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Date: 30 March, 2016
City: London