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SEND: ‘Let’s strive for progress, not perfection’

We recently hosted a virtual shared learning event for 10 Directors of Children’s Services and Education, to take stock of…

November 11, 2020

NCASC guest blogpost: Theresa Leavy, Dorset Council

Reflections on 'Safeguarding infants, children and young people' session at NCASC

November 6, 2020

NCASC guest blogpost – Meredith Teasdale, Cornwall Council

Reflections on the 'Children’s Services – Funding issues’ session at NCASC

November 5, 2020

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

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