1. The Impact of the SEND Reforms
    Feb 2018

    The Children and Families Act 2014 introduced a set of reforms that aspired to create an improved offer of support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This viewpoint looks at how reactions reported recently compare to earlier findings, to provide an assessment of how far the new approaches have delivered the high aspirations they set out to meet.
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  2. Implementation Review of Devolved Employment Services 2017
    Feb 2018

    As recommended by the Smith Commission, powers over certain employability services were devolved to the Scottish Government through the Scotland Act 2016. The Scottish Government has now published SQW's review of the development and early implementation of the transition year services.
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  3. Evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning Programme
    Feb 2018

    In August 2016, the Department of Health (DH) commissioned an independent summative evaluation of the Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) Programme. The first interim report, which looks at the progress of the implementation of the IPC programme up to September 2017, has now been published.
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  4. Development of an Integrated Economic Development Strategy for Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
    Jan 2018

    In 2016/17, Mid and East Antrim suffered the economic shock of losing two of its largest manufacturers Michelin and JTI Gallaher. In this challenging context, SQW was commissioned by the Council and partners to develop an Integrated Economic Development Strategy, the result of which has now been published.
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  5. A Science and Innovation Audit for the D2N2 LEP area
    Jan 2018

    Following the publication of the Midlands Engine SIA, SQW was commissioned to undertake a follow-on piece of work, deepening and extending the findings of the SIA for the D2N2 LEP area. D2N2 have now published the results of this study.
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