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The importance of foster carers and listening to them

The importance of foster carers and listening to them

“Listen to us as foster carers, after all we are living the experience 24/7.”

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New Data Strategy and Children’s Social Care reform strategy – opportunity to widen the ambition through a focus on children’s needs?

New Data Strategy and Children’s Social Care reform…

For the first time, this data provides an in-depth picture and breakdown of the needs of England’s care population, the connection with cost, and the impact of care on children and young people over time.

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Why we need a different approach to children’s social care and health – 4 takeaways from our shared learning event

Why we need a different approach to children’s social care…

IMPOWER hosted a shared learning event focussed on how system leaders, practitioners and commissioners can collaborate to better meet the needs of children and families requiring support from Children’s Services.

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Society of County Treasurers’ Spring Seminar: the challenges in children’s social care

Society of County Treasurers’ Spring Seminar: the…

Some counties are delivering more for less within children’s social care. There is evidence that working differently can improve outcomes.

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How four local authorities are improving outcomes for children by focusing on needs

How four local authorities are improving outcomes for…

Reflections from four county councils who joined our recent shared learning event

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Improving prevention for children and families and making change stick

Improving prevention for children and families and making…

The Children's Act 2004 has no dedicated prevention policy. Here are three ways to enhance prevention so children and families get the right support at the right time.

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Response to BBC News article: Children in care homes ‘seen as criminals not victims’

Response to BBC News article: Children in care homes…

Olly Swann our Lead Director for Children’s Services, responds to today’s BBC News article: Children in care homes ‘seen as…

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Social determinants, rather than health issues, cause 1% of the population to need up to a third of ambulance call-outs.

Social determinants, rather than health issues, cause 1% of…

It seems social determinants rather than health issues drive accident & emergency visits and ambulance call-outs

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NCAS Conference – live blog, day one

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….

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