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Rebuilding hope at the National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCASC)

Rebuilding hope at the National Children and Adult Services…

Join us to find the opportunities amongst the challenges facing the sector

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Shared learning: when does SEND support become intrusive?

Shared learning: when does SEND support become intrusive?

Collaboration leads to innovation - how problem solving can be applied across multiple (often unrelated) services areas

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Guest blog – Phil Watson: Using Valuing Care to improve outcomes and support for children and young people

Guest blog – Phil Watson: Using Valuing Care to…

Many have welcomed an approach which puts the emphasis on their needs, strengths and aspirations in the ‘here and now’ rather than professional discussion of their ‘case history’.

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Pauline Melvin-Anderson OBE shares three themes from our Shared Learning Event

Pauline Melvin-Anderson OBE shares three themes from our…

Guest blogpost from Pauline Melvin-Anderson OBE, Director of Learning, Inclusion and Skills, Derby City Council Last week I was pleased…

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A reflection on Wales and its non-profit ambition for children’s placements

A reflection on Wales and its non-profit ambition for…

To successfully move to a non-profit model in children’s placements, we need to focus on outcomes.

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Guest blog – Jenny Coles: The ‘can do’ attitude of Children’s Services

Guest blog – Jenny Coles: The ‘can do’ attitude of…

Reflections from IMPOWER’s Shared Learning Event which I recently chaired.

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Independent Review of Children’s Social Care – 5 reflections

Independent Review of Children’s Social Care – 5…

I reflect on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to reform the system.

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How to make change stick – the ADKAR approach

How to make change stick – the ADKAR approach

A change management tool to enable sustainable change.

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Improving prevention for children and families and making change stick

Improving prevention for children and families and making…

The Children's Act 2004 has no dedicated prevention policy. Here are three ways to enhance prevention so children and families get the right support at the right time.

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Improving the SEND System – the SEND and AP Green Paper is finally here

Improving the SEND System – the SEND and AP Green Paper is…

Read Leo Jones's blog on the new DfE Green paper on SEND.

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How can we really listen to public problems?

How can we really listen to public problems?

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