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Children’s Funding – It’s...

Funding Fri, 14 Sep 2018 09:56

By September, budget planning is well underway in local authorities and I imagine many of us are having similar experiences contemplating...

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An inspired corporate parent

Care Fri, 07 Sep 2018 11:11

Brave, brave, brave! This was the word bounding around my head as I sat beside three care experienced young people during a public meeting of the...

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Growing into the role

General Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:55

It was just about two years ago that I took up the role of Director of Children’s Services (DCS) at Staffordshire County Council. This was not...

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When fact is stranger than fiction

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 24 Aug 2018 11:34

Returning home from my summer break was one of those occasions when fact was stranger than fiction. On the flight, one of the films on offer was...

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Let's talk about local government...

Funding Fri, 17 Aug 2018 09:53

It’s the summer holidays yet negotiations are already underway in Nottingham to identify the next round of ‘savings’ required for the...

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