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We have been doing research for the Local Government Association on how local areas develop and sustain an effective local system of support for young people with special educational needs and disability, and on the causes and nature of the pressures local areas are facing on their funding for this. Read our findings here.

The Observer recently published a story focusing on the key points from our recently-published Local Government Association research on pressures on funding for children and young people with high needs in England. The story can read here, and the full report is here.

Sharon Kemp, Chief Exec of Rotherham Council, writing about Rotherham's improvement journey in children's services, said, 'I would recommend the Isos and LGA report Enabling Improvement ... it is a must-read for anyone engaged in children's improvement, mirroring our own experience.'

We have recently published a blog based on our reflections of working with multi-academy trusts on how they develop their capacity for school improvement, based on two large projects we have been working on over the last 12 months. You can read our blog here.