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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

Variation in children’s social care: let’s learn from the best councils

Our response to the NAO's report exploring pressures on children’s social care

January 23, 2019

iMPOWER and clients named as finalists in 3 categories of 2019 MCA Awards

iMPOWER and two of our clients have been shortlisted for work on Valuing Care, adult social care and outcome productivity

January 21, 2019

Needs and strengths, not risks and problems – improving life chances for children in care

The sector needs to capture and respond to the specific needs and strengths of children in order to improve outcomes

October 19, 2018

Demystifying the right level of funding for vulnerable children

Another day, another news story depicting the breadth and depth of the challenge facing children’s services departments across the country. …

June 14, 2018

Pinball kids: time to say game over

The Children’s Commissioner for England, Anne Longfield OBE, recently published the 2018 Stability Index, an annual measure of the stability…

June 11, 2018

Valuing Care – the impact in Hertfordshire

  iMPOWER’s Valuing Care programme helps councils improve the life chances of children in care by strengthening the links between…

April 27, 2018

Children’s placements: switching from lottery to logic

  I am pleased that the debate on funding for children’s services is getting more traction at a national level,…

April 25, 2018

Accountability in children’s care placements is only part of the equation

A recent media story (‘Councils not held to account for commissioning social care, claims MP’)  reported the debate in Parliament’s…

March 9, 2018

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