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Valuing Children

Improving the lives of 100,000 children by maximising value and eradicating unnecessary demand in children's services.

Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees: what have we learned, and where next?

'We have already achieved better outcomes for some of our young people, and we think this could save us around £4.2m a year.' Martin Gray, Director of Children's Services at Stockton Council.

January 21, 2020

Home-to-school transport: independence and influence

Reflections on the LGA's recent report, and the 3 key areas that need to be focused on

December 10, 2019

What does good look like in High Needs?

Last week, we brought together a number of sector leaders to discuss the challenges facing the High Needs system.

November 19, 2019

Which Councils Are Best? 2019

Our new report is out: which councils are in the Top 10 this year?

November 13, 2019

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.

November 13, 2019

Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

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

November 4, 2019

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

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

October 24, 2019

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.

October 14, 2019

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

"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."

October 10, 2019

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