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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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Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Here at IMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake”…

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We are failing our Looked After Children

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…

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

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than…

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

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Shining a Light: Inaugural Children’s Services Essay Collection

Shining a Light: Inaugural Children’s Services Essay…

Individually and collectively, they set out some clear views and raise some fascinating questions

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Family Values: Transforming fostering in Derbyshire

Family Values: Transforming fostering in Derbyshire

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Getting a Grip

Getting a Grip

A Resource Allocation System for child placements

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Discussion series: Early Help Learning Sets

Discussion series: Early Help Learning Sets

In September 2014 IMPOWER and a select group of invited councils met for our first Early Help Learning Set.

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New Models in Fostering

New Models in Fostering

IMPOWER recently conducted a survey of senior officers on the subject of alternative delivery models in children’s services.

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A Brave New World

A Brave New World

Is inspection improving children's services?

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CAMHS: A time to transform

CAMHS: A time to transform

A new discussion paper from IMPOWER outlining our perspective on the dysfunctions of the current CAMHS system.

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Fostering Futures

Fostering Futures

Offering up a new way of thinking about fostering services and how we improve the life outcomes for vulnerable children.

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Breaking The Lock

Breaking The Lock

A vision for what a future sustainable model of care should be.

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