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An opportunity to be even more...

Care Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:51

When I qualified as a social worker in 1995 BSG (Before the Spice Girls) we’d never really heard of agency social workers, yet now taking them...

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Put your own oxygen mask on...

Leadership Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:44

For many of us it will have been some time since we heard those words in an airline safety demonstration, but, as we continue to grapple with the...

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The Value of Social Work

Care Fri, 02 Jul 2021 10:14

As a DCS, being a qualified social worker is not part of the essential criteria and I know plenty of brilliant DCS colleagues who have found...

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It's ok to be ok

Education Fri, 25 Jun 2021 09:20

Whilst I am reluctant to continue to focus on the pandemic, as we progress along the roadmap and are tantalisingly close to the end of national...

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A juggling act

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 18 Jun 2021 09:25

In the week that “Freedom Day” was delayed for a month, almost as if it were a DfE policy announcement, I was struck by what we are currently...

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Determining the nature of sound

General Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:25

It’s four weeks since many local authorities were involved in overseeing local elections and, Milton Keynes being a unitary council with ‘no...

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Who loves this child?

Care Fri, 04 Jun 2021 12:15

This needs to be the starting point of everything we do in children’s services. I don’t want to see love defined, pulled apart or being put...

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Doing the impossible

Care Fri, 28 May 2021 09:14

I want to start this blog with a quote from Francis of Assisi “Start by doing what’s necessary; then what’s possible and suddenly you are...

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Celebrating Diversity

General Fri, 21 May 2021 09:18

Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development; more commonly called Diversity Day. A day enshrined within UN Resolution...

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Care Fri, 14 May 2021 09:34

You may already be aware that Foster Care Fortnight began this week. This year, the annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering and show...

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