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Commissioning Care: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
CYP Now’s Special Report on Commissioning Care outlines the key measures in the Care Review, hears from experts across the sector on the impact these could have on services, summarises latest influential research and highlights examples of good commissioning practice involving councils and providers.

Digital Solutions: Policy context

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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Covid-19 pushed children’s services providers to reimagine how they work with each other and the families they’re looking to support and protect.

Therapeutic Communities: Policy context

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  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
The term “therapeutic” – at least in the way commissioning specifications set out – focuses on the direct work of a therapist in weekly sessions with a child. While this important technical component has its place, it is only one limited element. In order for residential care, fostering, education or supported housing to be “therapeutic” something more is needed.

How music therapy supports children in therapeutic settings

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  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Music therapy is one of the innovative interventions central to the Coram Creative Therapies and Parenting Service. It supports a range of children and young people, particularly when they might not be able to engage in talking therapies and a more creative, strengths-based approach is needed.

Foster care: policy context

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  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Latest Department for Education data on looked-after children shows that 71 per cent of the 80,850 children in care in 2020/21 were in foster placements, down on the 75 per cent peak in 2015.

Residential Care: Demand, supply and sufficiency

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  • Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Department for Education figures published in November show that 14 per cent of the 80,850 children looked after by local authorities live in residential care settings, the same proportion as the year before.

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