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Reflections on the Fostering Stocktake Evidence Review

Here at IMPOWER, we have been digesting the findings of the evidence review undertaken as part of the national “stocktake”…

September 8, 2017

We are failing our Looked After Children

To support the launch of our new programme Valuing Care, we have written an article setting out our thoughts around…

August 29, 2017

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than Eton – but what are the outcomes?

We pay more for many of our looked after children’s placements than it costs to go to Eton – why…

May 11, 2017

Tackling demand in children’s services

We know we must change, we can see it is possible, now to work out how. We recently co-authored an…

March 28, 2017

Regional adoption agencies – necessity can be the mother of invention

In mulling over the quandaries facing our clients on regional adoption agencies (RAAs) I was considering how to clarify some…

March 3, 2017

Do alternative models work for child services?

This article was originally posted in The MJ. In recent months local government has been calling on Theresa May and…

November 9, 2016

NCAS Conference – live blog, day one

Like last year, at NCAS Conference IMPOWER will be live blogging, capturing snap shots of the most interesting things heard and seen….

November 2, 2016

Back to work: Returning to consulting and children’s services

This week a date arrived that I had for a long time felt far off on the horizon: My return…

October 5, 2016

Do we need a ‘National Child Protection Service’?

Image credit: @aboutwithneilmp It was standing room only at a packed Localis fringe event to debate whether the UK needs…

October 4, 2016

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