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Back to life, back to reality

General Fri, 06 Jan 2017 13:52

It’s great to have the responsibility for the first blog post of 2017. It gives me the perfect opportunity to wish you all a very Happy New...

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Busy, reflective or maybe both?

General Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:50

As we move into the festive season, by turn I feel overwhelmed and yet reflective too. It’s been a busy and interesting year. I want to embrace...

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How early does early intervention...

Early Help & Families Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:02

I’ve always been a bit of a data nerd, right back to when I did some work on the Birmingham University KDF9 mainframe back in the early...

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Baubles, bells and budgets

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:52

December is particularly difficult as our winter pressures really start to bite; when vulnerable adults feel particularly lonely and isolated and...

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Focussing on improvement

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:35

One of the things that struck me when I took up the post of director of children’s services (DCS) in Rochdale 3 years ago was the high level of...

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