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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

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster carer, child and children’s services?

"For the many local authorities I come across which are constantly seeking value for money and doing more with less, Valuing Care seems to be a powerful approach."

October 10, 2019

Why the narrative on children’s services needs to change

Today, we launch our report in association with the NLGN on the transformation of children's services.

September 10, 2019

High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the system

Today’s announcement of an extra £700m for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support will no doubt be warmly welcomed…

September 4, 2019

Guest blogpost: ‘We have doubled the number of new families opening their hearts and homes to children and young people in care’

Lisa Whelan is a Service Manager at City of Wolverhampton Council There are over 600 children and young people in Wolverhampton’s…

September 2, 2019

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