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

SEND and Covid: challenges and opportunities

3 key recommendations for responding to the challenge and opportunities which the crisis has presented for SEND

June 16, 2020

Guest blogpost: Heather Sandy, Lincolnshire CC

Heather Sandy is the Director of Children’s Services for Lincolnshire County Council. IMPOWER have been supporting the council in relation…

June 2, 2020

Proactively identifying potential risk in the community: 5 tips

Covid-19 has presented new safeguarding risks for vulnerable children and families living in our communities.

April 15, 2020

Reflections on CSDG’s ‘Destination Unknown’ SEND report

The Children’s Services Development Group (CSDG) latest report highlights a shocking statistic.

March 10, 2020

Achieving a sustainable High Needs system – it’s all about delivery

Delivering on opportunities to drive earlier intervention is more important than tomorrow's Budget

March 10, 2020

Guest blogpost: How parents added value to Valuing SEND in Herts

In Hertfordshire, IMPOWER’s Valuing SEND programme demonstrated the right values from the outset by involving parents through parent carer forums.

February 18, 2020

3 key themes from our first Valuing SEND Shared Learning Event

Our recent Shared Learning Event discussed the pioneering role of Valuing SEND in achieving a more inclusive and financially sustainable SEND system.

February 6, 2020

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

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