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Insights • children's services

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

Guest blogpost written by Tracy 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.

March 25, 2019

Guest Blogpost: ‘Social Workers make a significant difference in peoples’ lives’

Jacky Yates is Head of Older Adults and Adult Support, and Principal Social Worker, at Ealing Council. On the occasion of World Social Work Day, we asked Jacky to tell us about why it is important, what Ealing are doing to celebrate and her future aspirations for social work.

March 19, 2019

Challenging local authorities to promote LGBT fostering

LGBT History Month is an ideal time to reflect on a number of issues that still disproportionately affect people in the LGBT community. One area very worthy of attention is fostering.

February 26, 2019

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

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

February 6, 2019

Crisis in high needs funding – a symptom of the fractured education system

Funding isn’t keeping up with demand pressures, but neither is national policy

February 1, 2019

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

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

January 23, 2019

Central government failure for SEND

Nobody would argue against the additional £250 million granted to councils this week to relieve budget pressures in High Needs funding….

December 19, 2018

NCASC by numbers: cause for optimism

Highlights of the National Children’s and Adults Services Conference 2018

November 16, 2018

Early help services work – councils and local partners must fight for their future

In response to continued financial pressures, a growing number of councils are being forced to reduce investment in early help…

November 14, 2018

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