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Crisis in high needs funding – a symptom of the fractured education system

Crisis in high needs funding – a symptom of the fractured…

Funding isn’t keeping up with demand pressures, but neither is national policy

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Variation in children’s social care: let’s learn from the best councils

Variation in children’s social care: let’s learn from…

Our response to the NAO's report exploring pressures on children’s social care

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Tackling off-rolling by schools is welcome – but the problem is wider than that

Tackling off-rolling by schools is welcome – but the…

The number of children being electively educated at home is rising, and they are hidden from view: Ofsted should get involved

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IMPOWER and clients named as finalists in 3 categories of 2019 MCA Awards

IMPOWER and clients named as finalists in 3 categories of…

IMPOWER and two of our clients have been shortlisted for work on Valuing Care, adult social care and outcome productivity

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Central government failure for SEND

Central government failure for SEND

Nobody would argue against the additional £250 million granted to councils this week to relieve budget pressures in High Needs funding….

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IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 12 December

IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 12 December

Our alternative advent calendar celebrates the people or teams who have inspired us this year Dr. Krish Kandiah is the…

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IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 3 December

IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 3 December

Our alternative advent calendar celebrates the people or teams who have inspired us this year

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Faith, health and care

Faith, health and care

Local councils are desperate to make the most of community assets in the delivery of public services. Drawing on this…

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Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

Top 10 most productive councils in England: 2018

Which councils are spending their money most effectively and getting the best outcomes for citizens?

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Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

Reflections on NCASC: ‘Cras es Noster!’

How discussions on the future of children’s services are changing

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NCASC by numbers: cause for optimism

NCASC by numbers: cause for optimism

Highlights of the National Children’s and Adults Services Conference 2018

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Early help services work – councils and local partners must fight for their future

Early help services work – councils and local partners…

In response to continued financial pressures, a growing number of councils are being forced to reduce investment in early help…

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