Steve Crocker

  • Solving the SEND puzzle

    07 March 2023

    We must press Government to not lose sight of the key principles in the Schools White Paper if we are to progress with reform to the SEND system, says Steve Crocker.

  • We’re ready for change

    25 January 2023

    If we grasp the opportunity of reforms to the education, special educational needs and social care systems ahead of us we can make big improvements to children’s outcomes, says Steve Crocker.

  • We must show the children we’re listening

    23 November 2022

    Steve Crocker says the system for supporting children and young people with mental health concerns is not working and that it’s time for a national review, alongside a national strategy to tackle child and family poverty.

  • Boosting children’s future life chances

    29 August 2022

    There has been virtually no change in the disadvantage gap at GCSE level over the past 20 years. Steve Crocker argues Government must invest in the right areas, and in the right way, to ensure no child is left behind.

  • Reset and renew

    19 July 2022

    Steve Crocker outlines the major challenges facing children’s services – getting the right staff and protecting children’s mental health.

  • We need a national plan for children

    07 June 2022

    Steve Crocker says we have a chance to create a more holistic system to achieve a country that works for all children. Concerted action on child poverty is needed along with an urgent national review of children’s mental health services.

  • No child should be at the mercy of a postcode lottery

    25 April 2022

    We need a national conversation about the way our mental health system fails too many children and a review of CAMHS is required, says the new president of the ADCS, Steve Crocker.