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Children’s Services: Target Demand Redesign

We help councils to design more effective early intervention and prevention models within children's services, managing demand and building family resilience.

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

October 30, 2018

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…

September 25, 2018

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'.

July 20, 2018

Children’s Services Module

Evaluates the outcomes and productivity of local authority Departments of Children’s Services

What was missing from the LGA’s ‘Making Sense’ report on children’s services

The Local Government Association (LGA) recently published a research report on children’s services. While the report – ‘Making Sense: Understanding…

June 27, 2018

Demystifying the right level of funding for vulnerable children

Another day, another news story depicting the breadth and depth of the challenge facing children’s services departments across the country. …

June 14, 2018

Pinball kids: time to say game over

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, recently published the 2018 Stability Index, an annual measure of the stability…

June 11, 2018

Girls, gangs and their abusive relationships

  In September, I will be taking a sabbatical from IMPOWER to embark on research in the US under the…

May 4, 2018

Children’s placements: switching from lottery to logic

  I am pleased that the debate on funding for children’s services is getting more traction at a national level,…

April 25, 2018

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