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We help to improve the life chances of children in care by strengthening the links between children's needs, the outcomes being pursued, and the financial resources available.

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Guest blogpost: “We are already achieving real impact for children and young people through Valuing Care”

Guest blogpost: “We are already achieving real impact for…

Guest blogpost written by Tracey Bowman, Access to Resources Manager at Norfolk County Council.Along with four other local authorities, Norfolk County Council is using Valuing Care to improve the lives of children and young people, and increase the value provided by placements and support.

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Guest blogpost: Getting it right for our children – Valuing Care in Oxfordshire

Guest blogpost: Getting it right for our children –…

'It is helping us guarantee that the children in our care have every opportunity to thrive and succeed.'

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Variation in children’s social care: let’s learn from the best councils

Variation in children’s social care: let’s learn from…

Our response to the NAO's report exploring pressures on children’s social care

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IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 12 December

IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 12 December

Our alternative advent calendar celebrates the people or teams who have inspired us this year Dr. Krish Kandiah is the…

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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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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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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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Analyses performance (on outcomes and spend) of local authority Children’s Services Departments in relation to Looked-After Children

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

What was missing from the LGA’s ‘Making Sense’ report…

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

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