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Insights • children's services

High Needs 2020: which councils are best?

Our list of the best performing councils for High Needs, as published by The MJ

September 3, 2020

Understanding new patterns of demand in children’s services

Demand mapping can anticipate how services need to change as a result of the pandemic

July 7, 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

Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Inclusive Ambition must be set before embarking on a programme of change.

November 4, 2019

Reflections on the Education Committee’s SEND report: challenges faced by local areas can be overcome

Our work with local areas is closely aligned with the report's recommendations; huge strides are being made on 3 of them

October 24, 2019

The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

The impact of support provided to some of our most vulnerable children isn’t measured – but should be.

October 14, 2019

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