Representation on National bodies such as the National Contract Steering Group and the National Consultation Forum for Ofsted.
Representation to and co-ordination across regional databases and consortia, e.g. negotiations for annual fee increases.
Responding to and influencing the changing market place.
New commissioning patterns.
Provide input to new legislation
Effective advocacy for improving child centred placements e.g. increasing the stability and appropriateness of placements.
Working with agencies concerned with recruitment, training and retention of our workforce.
Political lobbying so that the voice of the sector is heard.
Responding to Government papers and consultations.
Organising an annual national conference to highlight our activities and concerns.
Keep up to date with developments within the sector.
Be a member of an organisation whose members have extensive knowledge and experience.
Have your views expressed by an organisation that is consulted by key policy and decision makers.
Have access to advice and assistance on key issues through having direct access to ICHA officers, articles, regular updates and meetings.
Meet and share information with fellow members who may be facing similar challenges.
Benefit from being able to swiftly contact the ICHA officers
Have confidence that the Officers and Board are working on your behalf