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562 years to close the gap…

Education Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:04

As chair of the ADCS Educational Achievement Committee I was asked last week to sign off our press statement on the recently published Education...

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Measuring our success

General Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:59

As I write this, the political merry go round is in full swing and the former Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawhi, has taken up a new role as...

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The knock on the door no parent...

General Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:21

In East Sussex, this year’s Young People’s Big Vote placed ‘a fear of knife crime’ as their number one concern. Despite the thankfully...

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Making our voices heard

General Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:30

The North East is a unique and wonderful place to live and work with so many positives ranging from the fantastic environment to the cost of...

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Grow your own

General Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:14

As I sit down to write this blog the ADCS Annual Conference 2019 has just finished. If you didn’t get a chance to catch Rachel Dickinson’s...

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Our plea to the next Prime Minister

General Fri, 28 Jun 2019 11:32

At the end of July, we will know who the next Prime Minister is, and we should have a good idea about what some of their priorities will be for...

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Local authority children’s...

General Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:26

Local authority children’s services does something good for local family... Seems like an unlikely news story doesn’t it? It's hard to think...

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Far less than they deserve

General Fri, 14 Jun 2019 10:16

On 22 May I joined many other people in watching a Panorama programme exposing the cruel and callous treatment of staff towards people with...

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From and to our friends in the...

General Fri, 07 Jun 2019 14:27

It’s nearly a year since I started in Blackburn with Darwen as the Director of Children’s Services and Education. I had the opportunity of...

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The precarious state of local...

General Fri, 31 May 2019 12:19

The Institute for Fiscal Studies’ (IFS) recent analysis of local government funding highlighted the extent of government cuts to date. It found...

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