One Team Logic, the safeguarding and child protection company, has today (10 Sept) announced it has secured £3.2 million of growth funding from Octopus Investments’ Development Capital team.
One Team Logic is the maker of the safeguarding software MyConcern®, the Queen’s-Award winning enterprise SaaS solution used by organisations across the UK and around the world to help protect children and adults at risk.
MyConcern® enables the recording and management of the increasing range and severity of safeguarding, pastoral and wellbeing issues affecting adults and children today. The system also provides powerful reports, highlighting risks and trends and prompting early help and intervention by safeguarding professionals and employers. Importantly, the software supports users to share safeguarding information securely and lawfully with trusted third-parties, including professionals in social care and health. In 2017/18 agencies such as the police and healthcare made over 655,000 referrals to local authority social care departments, with more than 119,000 (18%) of those referrals being made by schools alone. Over 400,000 children were found to be in serious need and over 53,000 child protection plans were put in place.
One Team Logic will use the investment to further develop its safeguarding software and its wrap-around services, as well as expanding into new market sectors where they have identified a significant appetite for their solution. Its fast-growing customer base includes several thousand UK schools and colleges, international schools (including all Ministry of Defence schools world-wide) and major national sporting bodies and clubs (including many clubs in the Premier League and English Football League and their associated charity foundations). The system is also being widely used in local authorities, charities and training organisations, while demand from the private sector has increased significantly in the wake of increased scrutiny in the way companies deal with sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace.
The founders will continue to lead the company in this exciting phase in its development, which will involve significant commercial expansion. Former chief constable Martin Baker has been confirmed as the company’s CEO alongside fellow executive directors Mike Glanville (himself a former chief police officer and OTL’s Director of Safeguarding Services) and Darryl Morton, Director of Operations and Security, who brings the technology expertise to the team. The investment will facilitate a number of new roles across the UK to deliver substantial growth.
Richard Court, Head of Development Capital at Octopus Investments, said:
“One Team Logic is a fast-growing business with a proven track record and a hugely loyal and supportive customer base. MyConcern® and the services that accompany it are helping to save lives and to keep people safe on a daily basis. For us to have the opportunity to join the team in accelerating and extending that level of protection to many more individuals and organisations was a major driver for us”.
Martin Baker Responding, CEO of One Team Logic, added:
“We looked long and hard to find the right partner to help us achieve our vision of being the world’s leading provider of safeguarding solutions. To have secured the backing of Octopus Investments is a huge testament to the skill and commitment of our staff and to the service that they provide to our customers. As a safeguarding company our impact on individuals and communities is direct and with this investment we can further develop our software and services for new and existing customers and rapidly extend our reach.”