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Dominic Luscombe

IMPOWER’s Heroes of Christmas: 3 December

Our alternative advent calendar celebrates the people or teams who have inspired us this year

Steve’s role in driving the development of the fostering service in Norfolk and his years of service to children and young people make him one of IMPOWER’s heroes of Christmas this year. Over the summer, Steve co-chaired a group of Norfolk County Council staff and carers who developed new ways of attracting and recruiting high quality foster carers, using a values-based approach. Drawing on his 13 years of experience as a foster carer, Steve brought incredible insight, energy and ideas to the table. He has continued to play a lead role in this endeavour, working with fostering staff and carers to plan and deliver targeted foster recruitment campaigns across Norfolk.

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Time to reassess children’s mental health

Time and again over the past five years, children’s social workers have told me that the insufficiency of children and young people’s mental health support is a crippling factor preventing them getting the best outcomes.

July 1, 2019

Fostering Fortnight: 3 reflections on supporting foster carers

How can we ensure that foster carers are as well-supported as possible when they make the huge decision to foster a child?

May 23, 2019

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children Campaigns

IMPOWER exists to increase the quality of people’s lives by making meaningful and measurable improvements to local public services. Drawing on 20 years of insight and impact, we have introduced two new campaigns with ambitious goals to help us align our purpose with our work in adult social care and children’s services.

April 23, 2019

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