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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.

Accountability in children’s care placements is only part of the equation

A recent media story (‘Councils not held to account for commissioning social care, claims MP’)  reported the debate in Parliament’s…

March 9, 2018

Redefining Prevention

They say that “prevention is better than cure”, and indeed we often see prevention as a binary choice: we didn’t…

March 6, 2018

Let’s change the conversation on children in care

As the recent Guardian article illustrates (‘Greedy Financiers profiting from the Pain of Children’), the debate about the market for…

January 31, 2018

Shining a Light (Volume 2)

We are delighted to launch the second volume of our ‘Shining a Light’ essay collection, highlighting some of the key challenges facing children’s services.

October 12, 2017

Turning the Tide: our latest children’s services report

Our new report shares a wealth of evidence we have gathered on the importance of a preventative approach to children’s services.

September 28, 2017

SEND Transport: Driving Change

There has been lots of media coverage of charity Contact’s recently published report “Inquiry into school transport for disabled children”….

September 22, 2017

We are failing our Looked After Children

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around…

August 29, 2017

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than Eton – but what are the outcomes?

We pay more for many of our looked after children’s placements than it costs to go to Eton – why…

May 11, 2017

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

March 28, 2017


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