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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

More money for SEND isn’t the only answer

Cultural issues across the SEND system, and a lack of focus on early intervention are also fundamental problems

November 12, 2018

Budget 2018: the two game-changers for social care

While the amount of new funding is disappointing, there are two aspects of its delivery that are significant

October 30, 2018

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