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Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Annual Conference.

July 15, 2019

Move over variance, there’s a new ‘V’ on the block

Variance has dominated much of the children’s services narrative for too long now – it’s time to move the debate on to value.

June 17, 2019

Rising number of EHCPs doesn’t tell the whole story

It was recently reported that the number of EHCPs in England rose 33% between 2015 and 2018, but this figure doesn’t capture the whole story.

May 28, 2019

IMPOWER INDEX: NEW ‘HIGH NEEDS’ MODULE

We have released a new specialist module of the IMPOWER INDEX, which takes an in-depth look at the provision of services for pupils and students with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), under the high needs funding system.

May 17, 2019

Central government failure for SEND

Nobody would argue against the additional £250 million granted to councils this week to relieve budget pressures in High Needs funding….

December 19, 2018

More money for SEND isn’t the only answer

Cultural issues across the SEND system, and a lack of focus on early intervention are also fundamental problems

November 12, 2018

Matter of Principle(s): Thinking about demand in SEND services

Nationally local authorities have experienced an increase demand for special educational needs and disability (SEND) services. However, because of the…

October 21, 2016

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