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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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10 year challenge

General Fri, 17 Jan 2020 09:49

At the start of the new decade there is always a lot of reflection on what’s gone before as well as looking to the future. This is...

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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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