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New Year’s Resolutions

General Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:37

I would like to wish you all a very happy New Year after what I hope was a rejuvenating Christmas break. Many of you will have kept up with the...

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A year of successes and challenges

General Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:00

Firstly, can I start by wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I would also like to take this opportunity to...

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Biggest reforms in a generation or...

General Fri, 14 Dec 2018 14:00

Having recently had our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provision inspected by the Care Quality Commission and Ofsted, and...

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Being important in the life of a...

Care Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:14

“One hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much I had in my bank account, nor...

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Celebrating children in our care

Care Fri, 30 Nov 2018 10:16

I recently had the pleasure of attending our Herts Awards, organised by the Virtual School for the children and young people in our care. There...

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What have you done to make you feel...

General Fri, 23 Nov 2018 10:57

Since becoming a Director of Children’s Services in May 2010, I’ve never known a time when we haven’t had to make difficult decisions due...

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NCASC 2018 Round-up

General Fri, 16 Nov 2018 14:09

NCASC 2018 Round-up

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Making a difference

General Fri, 09 Nov 2018 11:35

Listening to reports of yet more serious youth violence in the last few days and feeling sick to my core at the tragic and senseless loss of...

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Budgeting for the long-term

Funding Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:00

With the growing pressures facing children’s services in mind, I like many others, waited for the Budget on Monday with a mixture of hope and...

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Do we know what Brexit means for...

General Fri, 26 Oct 2018 10:02

The outcome of the ‘Brexit’ referendum in 2016 has triggered the single most significant constitutional shake up in living memory....

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