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Outcomes spotlight: how Valuing SEND helped Xander

Outcomes spotlight: how Valuing SEND helped Xander

How Valuing SEND is supporting practitioners to make use of parent and carer expertise to improve support for children and young people with SEND.

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Reflections on the European Social Services Conference

Reflections on the European Social Services Conference

Last week, I spent three days at the European Social Services Conference in Malmo, Sweden, with over 670 other delegates…

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The future of SEND and Alternative Provision

The future of SEND and Alternative Provision

Yesterday’s Westminster Education Forum was concerned with the next steps for alternative provision in England. The Department for Education has…

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Reflections from Valuing Care report launch event with Norfolk County Council

Reflections from Valuing Care report launch event with…

Last week, IMPOWER co-hosted an online event with colleagues from Norfolk County Council’s children’s services team to celebrate the launch…

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Valuing Care: Focusing on needs, strengths and aspirations

Valuing Care: Focusing on needs, strengths and aspirations

This report, in partnership with Norfolk County Council, demonstrates how our Valuing Care approach can unlock potential for children and young people, improve outcomes and reduce costs.

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The SEND & Alternative Provision Improvement Plan is here – now let’s deliver

The SEND & Alternative Provision Improvement Plan is…

Today, the Government’s eagerly awaited follow up to the SEND review: right support, right place, right time and the subsequent…

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Government’s children’s social care strategy – three reflections

Government’s children’s social care strategy –…

The government’s children’s social care strategy has sparked a range of views and responses from the sector, and there are some emerging areas of consensus.

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How four local authorities are improving outcomes for children by focusing on needs

How four local authorities are improving outcomes for…

Reflections from four county councils who joined our recent shared learning event

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IMPOWER Advisor, Mark Owers, shares reflections on NCASC – 2022 and beyond

IMPOWER Advisor, Mark Owers, shares reflections on NCASC…

We need a better understanding of needs, spend and outcomes, and what that tells us about the state of local delivery, and the system as a whole.

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The evolving role of county authorities in Integrated Care Systems

The evolving role of county authorities in Integrated Care…

Our latest report analyses the new systems which replaced Clinical Commissioning Groups this year from the perspective of councils. The study, commissioned by the County Councils Network (CCN), is based on a detailed survey and interviews with local authorities in county areas and senior health officials.

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NCASC 2022 | Three takeaways for Children’s Social Care

NCASC 2022 | Three takeaways for Children’s Social Care

At the conference there were some impressive examples of courageous local leadership, and some clear reasons to be hopeful.

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IMPOWER at NCASC 2022

IMPOWER at NCASC 2022

We are delighted to be the headline sponsor of NCASC 2022

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