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Which councils are best at the NCAS Conference?

Which councils are best at the NCAS Conference?

We are publishing our third ‘Which Councils Are Best?’ report and sharing insight at the upcoming NCAS conference.

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Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Inclusive Ambition must be set before embarking on a programme of change.

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Reflections on the Education Committee’s SEND report: challenges faced by local areas can be overcome

Reflections on the Education Committee’s SEND report:…

Our work with local areas is closely aligned with the report's recommendations; huge strides are being made on 3 of them

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The EDGEWORK Manifesto: How to deliver sustainable change in complex public services

The EDGEWORK Manifesto: How to deliver sustainable change in…

We hope that our new book starts a conversation about why smart, dedicated and experienced public sector leaders find it difficult to make measurable and sustainable improvements

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Launching tomorrow…The EDGEWORK Manifesto

Launching tomorrow…The EDGEWORK Manifesto

Our new book makes the case for a new approach to public sector leadership and consultancy, and explores the difference between ‘complicated’ and ‘complex’ issues

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Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Local Government and the Rugby World Cup

Those of you who know me well will remember that I was a pretty good footballer in my youth. These…

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The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

The impact of support provided to some of our most vulnerable children isn’t measured – but should be.

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Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster carer, child and children’s services?

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster…

"For the many local authorities I come across which are constantly seeking value for money and doing more with less, Valuing Care seems to be a powerful approach."

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The bad behavioural science of more money for local government

The bad behavioural science of more money for local…

More money for local government is good news – as long as the response to it is the right one

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Commissioning in complexity

Commissioning in complexity

The complexity that public sector commissioners are working in makes for a challenging environment – and one that invites innovation.

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Why the narrative on children’s services needs to change

Why the narrative on children’s services needs to change

Today, we launch our report in association with the NLGN on the transformation of children's services.

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‘If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail’

‘If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a…

Too often people are prescribed home care services to meet every possible need. Support needs to be tailored to individually boost independence.

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