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Guest blogpost: Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees – what have we learned, and where next?

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees –…

'We have already achieved better outcomes for some of our young people, and we think this could…

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Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Setting Inclusive Ambition: why, who and how?

Inclusive Ambition must be set before embarking on a programme of change.

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Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster carer, child and children’s services?

Guest blogpost: Valuing Care… a win-win-win for foster…

"For the many local authorities I come across which are constantly seeking value for money and…

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Guest blogpost: ‘We have doubled the number of new families opening their hearts and homes to children and young people in care’

Guest blogpost: ‘We have doubled the number of new…

Lisa Whelan is a Service Manager at City of Wolverhampton Council There are over 600 children and young people in Wolverhampton’s…

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Why we are Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees

Why we are Valuing Care in Stockton-on-Tees

Martin Gray is Director of Children’s Services at Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council has recently signed up with IMPOWER…

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Guest blogpost: Re-imagining value with Valuing Care – a new approach to commissioning

Guest blogpost: Re-imagining value with Valuing Care –…

Our aim is to develop an understanding of value for money that is not simply a matter of cost,…

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

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…

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NEW REPORT: Valuing Care Impact Update

NEW REPORT: Valuing Care Impact Update

Today we are delighted to launch a short report and video highlighting the impacts of our…

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Valuing Care should be the sector norm

Valuing Care should be the sector norm

Over the past few weeks, I’ve hosted three sessions for directors, practitioners and…

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Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children Campaigns

Introducing our Valuing Independence and Valuing Children…

IMPOWER exists to increase the quality of people’s lives by making meaningful and measurable…

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New Children’s Commissioner report highlights a national scandal

New Children’s Commissioner report highlights a national…

'Early access to mental health support' report shows that there is insufficient lower level…

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Value – not variance – is key to reforming children’s services

Value – not variance – is key to reforming…

A focus on outcome productivity in children’s services would unequivocally deliver the step…

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