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Guest blogpost: Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees – what have we learned, and where next?

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees –…

'We have already achieved better outcomes for some of our young people, and we think this could…

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Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

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

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

Reflections on the Education Committee’s SEND report:…

Our work with local areas is closely aligned with the report's recommendations; huge strides…

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The missing piece: measuring need for children with SEND

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…

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

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster…

"For the many local authorities I come across which are constantly seeking value for money and…

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Why the narrative on children’s services needs to change

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…

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

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

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

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

Guest blogpost: ‘We have doubled the number of new…

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

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Reflections from ADCS 19

Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)…

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Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Which councils are best at supporting children with high…

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

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Why we are Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees

Why we are Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees

Martin Gray is Director of Children’s Services at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has recently signed up with IMPOWER…

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Time to reassess children’s mental health

Time to reassess children’s mental health

Time and again over the past five years, children’s social workers have told me that the…

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