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A wonderful rollercoaster of a...

General Thu, 28 Mar 2024 12:42

As my year as ADCS President draws to a close, I’ve spent some time reflecting on what has been the most wonderful, rollercoaster of a year...

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After Awareness, What Next?

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 22 Mar 2024 10:09

On Monday, 18 March, it was Child Exploitation Awareness Day. Across social media the hashtags #HelpingHands #CEADay24 #CEnomorein24 spread, and...

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A piece of cake

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 15 Mar 2024 10:22

Ofsted has just launched its Big Listen as it seeks views from the sector, parents, carers and children and young people. It is positive to see...

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Creating positive change

Workforce Fri, 08 Mar 2024 09:53

Hello ADCS Colleagues I recently had the privilege of being part of a panel of speakers at the Youth Justice Leaders Conference in Birmingham,...

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Equality, diversity, and inclusion...

General Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:09

I was asked recently, as a senior leader, to contribute to our International Women’s Day event in Merton and to answer some questions on the...

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Doing the best job of your life

Leadership Fri, 23 Feb 2024 11:00

I do love a quote. It is incredible that human beings throughout history have created so much insight and inspiration through quotes. The...

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Hands up for Care Day

Care Fri, 16 Feb 2024 12:07

I write this blog with a heavy heart as it will be my last as an Elected Director of the ADCS Board of Directors, my three year tenure will come...

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Listening to our children about...

Health Fri, 09 Feb 2024 11:19

Across the country we are focussing on Children’s Mental Health week. It is such a great initiative and Place2be has a range of resources for...

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Begin with the end in mind

Leadership Fri, 02 Feb 2024 11:24

As I write my final ADCS blog as Immediate Past President and prepare to hand over my final ADCS baton to our current President at the end of...

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Rainbow worrier

Education Fri, 26 Jan 2024 12:08

If I was going to choose a word for 2024 (which I’m not, as that would be quite strange) I think it would be coherence. I spent New Year in...

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