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The importance of foster carers and listening to them

The importance of foster carers and listening to them

“Listen to us as foster carers, after all we are living the experience 24/7.”

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How four local authorities are improving outcomes for children by focusing on needs

How four local authorities are improving outcomes for…

Reflections from four county councils who joined our recent shared learning event

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A reflection on Wales and its non-profit ambition for children’s placements

A reflection on Wales and its non-profit ambition for…

To successfully move to a non-profit model in children’s placements, we need to focus on outcomes.

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Response to BBC News article: Children in care homes ‘seen as criminals not victims’

Response to BBC News article: Children in care homes…

Olly Swann our Lead Director for Children’s Services, responds to today’s BBC News article: Children in care homes ‘seen as…

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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 save us around £4.2m a year.' Martin Gray, Director of Children's Services at Stockton Council.

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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 doing more with less, Valuing Care seems to be a powerful approach."

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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, but a balance of cost, quality and outcomes that best serves the child’s needs.

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