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A little kindness goes a long way

General Fri, 10 May 2019 11:13

Last week I attended the Greater Manchester Contextual Safeguarding Conference and was privileged to hear Dez Holmes from Research in Practice...

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Continuing the leadership theme

General Fri, 03 May 2019 13:59

Earlier this week I attended a development day on Ethical Leadership in Public Services, run by The Staff College. There were very good inputs...

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Leadership and a duty of...

General Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:59

I first became a DCS in 2005, which equates to the Paleolithic Age in DCS terms, and was in Cohort 1 of the Leadership Programme – very much...

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Continuing the legacy of a country...

General Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:28

Last week I had the great privilege of delivering my inaugural speech as ADCS President to a room packed full of colleagues, peers and many...

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Setting our priorities for the year...

General Fri, 12 Apr 2019 15:28

Yesterday, I was extremely proud to deliver my inaugural speech as ADCS President 2019/20 at an event in London. It was an excellent day and...

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Good things come to an end, so even...

General Fri, 05 Apr 2019 08:53

Completing this blog has been one of my final acts as President before handing over the reins to Rachel Dickinson, Barnsley’s DCS and our...

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Celebrating social work

Workforce Fri, 29 Mar 2019 13:20

Last week it was World Social Work Day and I was privileged to open an event celebrating the day with 100 of Walsall’s social workers from...

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Being ‘ACE’ aware – a helpful...

General Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:01

I am passionate - as I know many people are - about relationship-based approaches to supporting and empowering children and young people. I’d...

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What’s the purpose of auditing...

General Fri, 15 Mar 2019 09:52

What’s the purpose of auditing casework? I have been pondering this for a while. It has a genuine purpose, done well it tells managers about...

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How and when should we use...

General Fri, 08 Mar 2019 13:43

Everyone who knows me or has heard me speak knows how passionate I am about targeted prevention, using the option of care wisely and sparingly,...

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