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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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Essential dates for the diary

General Fri, 01 Mar 2019 10:26

The year is moving forward at a pace and today I had reason to look forward in my diary to make sure Our Big Day, Rochdale’s celebration event...

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12 Years with ADCS

General Fri, 22 Feb 2019 09:13

This is my last blog as a member of the ADCS Council of Reference, as I’m standing down as Chair of the ADCS Associates Network at the end of...

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The importance of celebrating...

General Fri, 15 Feb 2019 10:09

My name can be a bit of a give-away, and if your assumption was that I have a non-UK heritage you would be correct – but I do consider myself...

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And the answer is?!

Funding Fri, 08 Feb 2019 10:32

Since my last blog, the National Audit Office (NAO) published its report Pressures on Children’s Social Care. It’s yet another report that...

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Reflections on a year in...

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00

To all those colleagues who have worked or are currently working in authorities judged Inadequate by Ofsted, I salute you! It’s a tough place...

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We must not lose sight of children

Safeguarding & Child Protection Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:18

Domestic abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere. Both men and women can be victims or perpetrators and it can be fatal. It’s also the most common...

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Other people’s children

General Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:49

It looks like it’s going to be a busy period for the ADCS Standards, Performance and Inspection (SPI) Committee. Just before Christmas, Ofsted...

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Reflection, recognition and reward

General Fri, 11 Jan 2019 11:58

The turn of the New Year is a time for many to look back at the previous year and also to look ahead to future challenges. I’ve been...

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