COUNTY COUNCILS' NETWORK

A new Government provides the opportunity for long-term reform

By Simon Edwards | 15 January 2024

The SEN system and the broken children’s social care residential market are the main drivers of cost for councils, and CCN will be proactively setting out its own case for reform of both as we gea...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

NCASC: Government must make 'some difficult decisions' on children's services

By Ann McGauran | 29 November 2023

The Government must make ‘some difficult decisions’ if it is ‘not able or willing’ to provide fun...

EDUCATION

We're ready for change

By Steve Crocker | 25 January 2023

If we grasp the opportunity of reforms to the education, special educational needs and social car...

CHILDREN'S SERVICES

SEN2:  What the 2023 changes mean for local authorities

By Gareth Copeland | 17 January 2023

Moving the Special Educational Needs survey to a more detailed, person level return has significa...

ADULT SOCIAL CARE

We need genuine reform of the system and extra funding

By Chris Tambini | 06 September 2022

President of the Society of County Treasurers Chris Tambini says we are not in a perfect storm, '...

EDUCATION

Keeping young people with SEN safe online

By Cllr Anita Cranmer | 17 August 2022

Buckinghamshire Council joined forces to create an educational game that teaches children and you...

COUNTY COUNCILS' NETWORK

Councils face record £2.4bn deficits in SEN this year

By Laura Sharman | 29 July 2022

Local authority deficits in special educational needs (SEN) have reached an ‘unmanageable’ £2.4bn...

FINANCE

'Significant inequities' in SEN funding exposed

By Martin Ford | 11 August 2021

Differences of tens of millions in funding were found in areas with similar demographics, a repor...

EDUCATION

County to review its SEN services following ombudsman investigation

By Laura Sharman | 20 May 2021

Hampshire County Council has agreed to reviews its SEN services following an investigation by the...

DIGITAL

Looking at EHC plans in a post-COVID world

By Natalie Kenneison | 13 April 2021

Natalie Kenneison argues that to understand the impact of COVID and whether enough money is avail...

EDUCATION

Special needs provision in schools cut by over £1bn

By William Eichler | 16 April 2019

Children and young people who have special educational needs and disabilities have lost out on £1...

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Director of Strategic Transport and Connectivity

c. £125K

This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented leader to shape the future of transport and connectivity right at the heart of London. Apply for this job

Westminster City Council

Service Manager - Street Scene Services

Grade 11, £54,628 to £59,825

As one of the largest employers in Sheffield, with over 7,000 employees Apply for this job

Sheffield City Council

Assistant Director Islington Learning Disabilities Partnership

£82,014 to £99,369

We’re looking for a strong leader with experience of delivering integrated health and social care services for people with Learning Disabilities. Apply for this job

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