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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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A chance to celebrate our care...

Care Fri, 25 Oct 2019 09:54

Yesterday marked the beginning of this year’s National Care Leavers Week which is a great opportunity to celebrate our care leavers and their...

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The power of the voice

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 18 Oct 2019 10:42

Like in most local authorities, children who are subjects of a child protection plan in Derbyshire are encouraged to attend their child...

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It's all about love

Care Fri, 11 Oct 2019 09:07

Next week is National Adoption Week and I’ve been reflecting on the important work of finding loving, stable homes for children who cannot live...

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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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