James Edmondson

James Edmondson

There has been lots of media coverage of charity Contact’s recently published report “Inquiry into school transport for disabled children”. The report makes for some distressing reading, and is brought to life by some quite stark quotes from parents about their experiences.  The BBC…

Here at iMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake” on fostering, which was commissioned by the government last year. If you’re not aware, the aim of the stocktake is to review what’s working…

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around the state of the market for children becoming looked after. I thought it would be useful to summarise some of our views here. Anyone…

Regular readers will know iMPOWER works with children’s services to reduce demand on specialist social care services, often by increasing the effectiveness and targeting of early intervention services. Currently I’m working with a council who is grappling not only with high levels of looked after children, but…

Over the last year, I have worked with a number of iMPOWER’s clients to tackle demand on social care services by reviewing and bolstering the role of their early intervention (or early help) offer. On some of these projects we’ve used iMPOWER’s Service Effectiveness…

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