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Let’s change the conversation on children in care

Let’s change the conversation on children in care

As the recent Guardian article illustrates (‘Greedy Financiers profiting from the Pain of Children’), the debate about the market for…

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Valuing children’s care

Valuing children’s care

Four out of ten children in care today might not be there if the system was better organised. That’s one…

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Putting children’s needs first will help reform the care placement system

Putting children’s needs first will help reform the care…

Last week another of the essays from our second Shining a Light collection was published in the MJ.  The essay…

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Shining a Light (Volume 2)

Shining a Light (Volume 2)

We are delighted to launch the second volume of our ‘Shining a Light’ essay collection, highlighting some of the key challenges facing children’s services.

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Turning the Tide: our latest children’s services report

Turning the Tide: our latest children’s services…

Our new report shares a wealth of evidence we have gathered on the importance of a preventative approach to children’s services.

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SEND Transport: Driving Change

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”….

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Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

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”…

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We are failing our Looked After Children

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…

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Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than Eton – but what are the outcomes?

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than…

We pay more for many of our looked after children’s placements than it costs to go to Eton – why…

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Tackling demand in children’s services

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

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Regional adoption agencies – necessity can be the mother of invention

Regional adoption agencies – necessity can be the mother…

In mulling over the quandaries facing our clients on regional adoption agencies (RAAs) I was considering how to clarify some…

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Shining a Light: Inaugural Children’s Services Essay Collection

Shining a Light: Inaugural Children’s Services Essay…

Individually and collectively, they set out some clear views and raise some fascinating questions

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