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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

DfE’s response to the fostering stocktake

We’re delighted that Nadhim Zahawi has accepted all the recommendations made in the independent report 'Foster Care in England'.

July 20, 2018

Fostering Stocktake: valuing foster carers

Our national fostering system has been neglected for too long. Despite being the mainstay of our statutory parenting capacity, and…

February 7, 2018

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

Helping both UASC and local children

Regular readers will know iMPOWER works with children’s services to reduce demand on specialist social care services, often by increasing the…

September 13, 2016

DfE’s fostering ‘stocktake’

This month Children and Families Minister Edward Timpson committed to a “national stocktake of fostering”. In response to the national…

August 17, 2016

Fostering Shared Values: The key to retaining foster carers

The ‘poaching’ of council foster carers by independent foster agencies (IFAs) made the national news this week. Highlighting the practice…

August 8, 2016

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

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