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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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More money for SEND isn’t the only answer

More money for SEND isn’t the only answer

Cultural issues across the SEND system, and a lack of focus on early intervention are also fundamental problems

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Shining A Light volume 3: Are we valuing care?

Shining A Light volume 3: Are we valuing care?

Launching our children's services essay collection

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Shining a light Volume 3: Are we valuing care?

Shining a light Volume 3: Are we valuing care?

Children's services essay collection

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Budget 2018: the two game-changers for social care

Budget 2018: the two game-changers for social care

While the amount of new funding is disappointing, there are two aspects of its delivery that are significant

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Needs and strengths, not risks and problems – improving life chances for children in care

Needs and strengths, not risks and problems – improving…

The sector needs to capture and respond to the specific needs and strengths of children in order to improve outcomes

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Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

Debating public services at Labour Party Conference

I spent yesterday at the Labour Party conference, to take part in an important panel discussion on local government. It…

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DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

We’re delighted that Nadhim Zahawi has accepted all the recommendations made in the independent report 'Foster Care in England'.

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