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Insights • children's services

Domestic Abuse: 7 million victims and counting

On average nearly two women a week are murdered by a current or ex-partner in England and Wales (ONS crime…

January 25, 2016

The Evidence Against Interest: David Cameron and children’s services

Ok, I thought, as I saw the news filter through that the Prime Minister had decided now was the time…

December 17, 2015

How to target early intervention

Over the last year, I have worked with a number of IMPOWER’s clients to tackle demand on social care services…

December 11, 2015

Looking beyond individual policy areas

Having just returned to working in criminal justice sector after a year working exclusively in social care I have been…

November 2, 2015

Early Help Learning Set: Final reflections

We recently ran our fifth and final Early Help Learning Set (a regular gathering of children’s services practitioners hosted by IMPOWER…

October 22, 2015

An opportunity crossroads: The challenges facing the social care workforce

On October 6th IMPOWER and Penna will host an event exploring the recruitment and retention of adults’ and children’s social…

October 5, 2015

Transforming CAMHS (part I): Understanding the complexity

This blog was co-authored by Maggie Atkinson and Debbie Owen In light of the ‘Future in Mind’ report released back…

September 23, 2015

Workforce and transformation: Lessons from children’s services

On the 6th of October a number of eminent voices in the care sector will come together for the Social…

September 22, 2015

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services: Five minute survey

Child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) are under pressure. Last month it was reported that 65% of Local Authorities…

August 19, 2015


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