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.
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.
'Early access to mental health support' report shows that there is insufficient lower level preventative support available
A focus on outcome productivity in children’s services would unequivocally deliver the step changes in understanding called for in the recent PAC report ‘Transforming Children’s Services’.
Guest blogpost written by Tracey 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.
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.
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.