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Delivering better outcomes and life chances for children and young people
This week’s sixth annual ADASS Spring Seminar is definitely a highlight of the year so far. I reflect on the six themes that ran through the conference.
Our research into what is driving poorer outcomes at the health and care interface has been featured as the cover story in today's MJ.
My thoughts on what is most likely to influence voters and election outcomes
The Children’s Commissioner Anne Longfield announced last week that she was calling for a review into support for female gang members in each local authority area. The highlighting of women and girls involved in crime is timely.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve hosted three sessions for directors, practitioners and commissioners from five councils to share with each other how they are making the most of the Valuing Care approach. Here are three of my reflections.
I am really looking forward to attending this year’s ADASS Spring Seminar next week. Spending three days catching up with…
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.
The NHS Time for Care scheme will be fully rolled out over the next three years following a successful pilot, but what is the extent of avoidable demand? I share my views on this much needed scheme.
The second instalment of our EDGEWORK Series – launched today – is a guide to Primed Performance Management (PPM), and includes a case study detailing how the use of PPM in our work with Ealing Council helped them to reduce costs and improve outcomes.
Develop staff skills, confidence and behaviours to exploit fully the power of performance data
'Early access to mental health support' report shows that there is insufficient lower level preventative support available
This is a guest blogpost written by Rob Mitchell, Adult Principle Social Worker, Bradford Council.Like many local authorities, Bradford is going through a period of change. We are listening more carefully to people who invite social care into their lives, and focusing more on enabling them to live life how they choose to live it. I reflect on the challenges involved.
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