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Time flies

General Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:10

As I sit down to write my last blog as ADCS President we are in a state of national emergency and the challenge of Covid-19 is absorbing all our...

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World Social Work Day

General Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:43

In the midst of what has been a very difficult few weeks, Covid-19 promises to impact us all both in our daily working lives and personally over...

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Let's invest in children

Funding Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:48

I think we would all agree that it’s been a particularly challenging start to 2020. Emergency services and public servants up and down the...

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10 years on...

General Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:42

Every child deserves a happy, safe childhood and has a right to the best possible health and wellbeing. The fact that a child’s life chances...

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An essential date for your diary

General Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:43

It may not feel like it now, particularly after recent storms Ciara and Dennis, but Spring will be with us soon and with that comes news of this...

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What is education for?

Education Fri, 21 Feb 2020 09:42

Schools play a vital role in their local areas by widening opportunities for children and families, providing a pathway out of poverty, engaging...

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Being a 'pushy parent'

Care Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:41

As I’m sure many of you will have noticed, the highly anticipated Scottish care review was finally published last week. The review looked at...

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Moving forward together

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 07 Feb 2020 09:00

Last week, Parents Against Child Exploitation (PACE) published a piece of research on the experiences of 31 parents and carers whose children...

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Strengths based leadership

Leadership Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:50

In January I opened the eighth Yorkshire and Humber sector-led challenge event. It was clear that new and aspiring leaders were bringing fresh...

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Education Fri, 24 Jan 2020 09:30

A new year, a new beginning with some clarity politically. This is my first blog since becoming ADCS Honorary Secretary and there were a number...

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