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The Small Voice Is Often the One We Need to Hear Loudest

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Just as an unintended consequence of Scottish independence no matter the result will be a redrawing of the way all countries of these islands are governed so too English children's services needs a redrawing of values and ethics, policy and practice.

'Home Truths' About the Struggle for Survival of Children's Homes

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Politics
Jonathan Stanley

Children's homes providers have published a powerful documentary report, 'Home Truths - The state of independent residential child care 2014.' No ot...

Pooling Our Resources to Serve Children Well

Jonathan Stanley | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK
Jonathan Stanley

We need new thinking about the operating environment we currently frame as a 'marketplace'. We need a courageous, informed articulation of what is happening now, and the start of the thinking that can move us towards a method of effective working, both for quality of care and the health of our finances.

Changes for Children in Care Are Heartening - But Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK
Anne Marie Carrie

There's a shortage of foster families across the UK - particularly for older children - which means that we desperately need to find nearly 9,000 new foster families over the next 12 months. And, on average, a child waits two years and seven months to be adopted.