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Holiday hunger

General Fri, 04 Oct 2019 09:00

I wanted to share with you some amazing work that has had a huge impact in Nottingham over the summer months, but I am obviously saddened by the...

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Listen closer

Workforce Fri, 27 Sep 2019 09:00

I don’t know about you, but I find that sometimes there’s an alignment between the things I’m thinking about at work and themes that emerge...

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What's in a name?

General Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:26

Language is so important, it affects the way we see people and situations and great examples are seen in the language used in the care system....

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Working with our elected members

General Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:51

We all care passionately about children’s services. We know the ins and outs, the policy and the legal detail. Sometimes it’s easy to...

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Listening to our young people

Early Help & Families Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:13

A few weeks ago in Hertfordshire, we were really pleased to be one of the areas visited as part of the LGA/ISOS review of statutory guidance for...

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A spending round that works for all...

General Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:58

Next week, the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, will announce spending plans for public services for the next 12-months. There has been much speculation...

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Putting the ‘corporate’ into...

Care Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00

We all know how important it is to be a good corporate parent and in Derby, probably like in every upper tier local authority, we’ve been...

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Working together to prevent suicide

General Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:23

I recently chaired a workshop on suicide prevention at the ADCS annual conference. This focus was a little unusual for us but it was specifically...

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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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