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Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

July 4, 2019

Time to reassess children’s mental health

Time and again over the past five years, children’s social workers have told me that the insufficiency of children and young people’s mental health support is a crippling factor preventing them getting the best outcomes.

July 1, 2019

Social care precept: The local implications of a national debate

Yesterday it was reported that Theresa May is considering allowing councils to increase the social care precept to cover the…

December 13, 2016

Budget 2016 response: Devolution under threat

The Chancellor’s business rate reduction in today’s Budget is a bitter pill for local government to swallow. Just when it…

March 16, 2016

The polarisation of adult social care

Our recent survey of around 100 Council chief executives and senior directors showed that the financial sustainability of adult social…

March 4, 2016

The Spending Review: Tough choices to make

The social care council tax precept is good politics for George Osborne and bad politics for local government. He’s devolving…

November 25, 2015

The Spending Review Cometh

Find your nearest stack of recent local government trade magazines and place your hands above them. Can you feel the…

September 28, 2015

How big is your impact?

There is something altogether tragic about the media furore surrounding the Kids Company charity. Positively Shakespearian. To some their maligned…

August 4, 2015

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