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Broken resolutions

Care Fri, 10 Jan 2020 09:08

I hope you’ve all had a decent Christmas and New Year break. If you are an avid reader of these blogs (and who isn’t?) you’ll have read...

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Let's choose hope and kindness

General Fri, 03 Jan 2020 09:35

I have been a Social Worker for 35 years and it is in our nature to be optimistic, although we sometimes do a good job of hiding it. The start of...

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All I want for Christmas is...

General Fri, 20 Dec 2019 11:22

Even more concerning is the lack of join-up nationally where responsibility for issues and services for children spans across several government...

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A Christmas Carol

General Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:38

As I write this blog, we are in the final days of the various general election campaigns. By the time you read this, you will know the result....

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Reflecting on youth justice

Youth Justice & Secure Estate Fri, 06 Dec 2019 09:46

Earlier this week I spoke at the Youth Justice Convention 2019 in Birmingham. I really wanted to use this opportunity to recognise the progress...

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The Children Acts; tour de force...

Education Fri, 29 Nov 2019 10:43

I was inspired by the powerful insights provided by ADCS President Rachel Dickinson, ADCS past presidents and Vice President Jenny Coles as they...

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NCAS Conference 2019 roundup

General Fri, 22 Nov 2019 11:03

The National Children and Adult Services Conference 2019 opened on Wednesday 20 November in Bournemouth with speeches from ADCS President Rachel...

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A day for celebrations

General Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:33

Tomorrow specifically, 16 November, marks the 30th anniversary of the Children Act 1989 receiving Royal Assent. Today specifically, 15 November,...

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The power of positive relationships

Care Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:42

In the middle of this week I had a blast from the past as we welcomed the energetic, thought provoking Lemn Sissay to Weston super Mare. His...

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"Love our colleges"

Education Fri, 01 Nov 2019 15:20

When I became Chair of the ADCS Educational Achievement Policy Committee this year, one of the areas I wanted to bring more clearly into focus...

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