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James Edmondson

James Edmondson

Home-to-school transport: independence and influence

Reflections on the LGA's recent report, and the 3 key areas that need to be focused on

December 10, 2019

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

How discussions on the future of children’s services are changing

November 21, 2018

SEND Transport: Driving Change

There has been lots of media coverage of charity Contact’s recently published report “Inquiry into school transport for disabled children”….

September 22, 2017

Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Here at IMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake”…

September 8, 2017

We are failing our Looked After Children

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around…

August 29, 2017

Helping both UASC and local children

Regular readers will know IMPOWER works with children’s services to reduce demand on specialist social care services, often by increasing the…

September 13, 2016

How to target early intervention

Over the last year, I have worked with a number of IMPOWER’s clients to tackle demand on social care services…

December 11, 2015

Confidence knocked: Kids Company and the longer term impact on public services

I have always been fascinated with the concept of the “Big Society” and its potential to redraw the relationship between…

August 24, 2015

A Trojan Horse in Adult Social Care

For the last two years I have volunteered as a “garden partner” through Age UK in South London. This is…

October 30, 2014


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