Variance has dominated much of the children’s services narrative for too long now – it’s time to move the debate on to value.
June 17, 2019
Today we are delighted to launch a short report and video highlighting the impacts of our Valuing Care programme so far.
May 7, 2019
A focus on outcome productivity in children’s services would unequivocally deliver the step changes in understanding called for in the recent PAC report ‘Transforming Children’s Services’.
April 2, 2019
Our response to the NAO's report exploring pressures on children’s social care
January 23, 2019
Nobody would argue against the additional £250 million granted to councils this week to relieve budget pressures in High Needs funding….
December 19, 2018
Launching our children's services essay collection
November 7, 2018
I spent yesterday at the Labour Party conference, to take part in an important panel discussion on local government. It…
September 25, 2018
Another day, another news story depicting the breadth and depth of the challenge facing children’s services departments across the country. …
June 14, 2018
Four out of ten children in care today might not be there if the system was better organised. That’s one…
January 26, 2018
As a member of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA), early this year IMPOWER formally committed to Consulting Excellence – a…
December 23, 2016
This article was originally posted in The MJ. In recent months local government has been calling on Theresa May and…
November 9, 2016
Only recently was the establishment of Regional Adoption Agencies formally ‘announced‘ (the latest in a line of numerous press releases and papers). For those in…
April 12, 2016
So there we have it. The dust has settled on a General Election result few would have predicted. Regardless of…
May 13, 2015
The annual ‘pilgrimage’ that all social care professionals generally make is the NCAS conference. In my opinion, it is one…
November 7, 2014