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An opportunity for improvement

General Fri, 11 Sep 2020 11:21

Crisis is an opportunity riding on a dangerous wind – Chinese Proverb The past few months have been an incredible test of our resilience,...

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Sharing the child's journey

General Fri, 04 Sep 2020 10:52

The child’s journey must be at the heart of our system. As system leaders in children’s services, we know that coproducing, building and...

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Anyone fancy burnt oven chips?

General Fri, 28 Aug 2020 09:12

If this pandemic has done one thing, it has allowed us the opportunity to reflect and examine our relationships, collaborations and partnerships...

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Take a deep breath

General Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:54

So, writing this in the middle of August makes me think that in many ways this is the moment for taking a deep gulp of fresh air so that we can...

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Partnership: a renewed common...

General Fri, 14 Aug 2020 09:38

ADCS recently published a discussion paper Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19 which highlights both the challenges and...

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Waving not drowning

General Fri, 07 Aug 2020 09:26

Blackburn with Darwen has found itself in the media spotlight recently. The high rates of transmission of the virus in the borough have...

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A digital bonanza?

General Fri, 31 Jul 2020 10:05

The recent change to guidance for shielded workers, allowing them to return to work in ‘Covid-secure businesses’ from 1st August, made me...

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Leadership in troubled times

Leadership Fri, 24 Jul 2020 11:32

One of the lasting impressions left by my leadership development training with the Staff College was the idea of “Leadership in Troubled Times...

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Should working from home be the...

Workforce Fri, 17 Jul 2020 07:57

During last week’s 2020 ADCS annual conference, colleagues discussed options about how the children’s workforce could return to the office...

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The power of the ADCS family

General Fri, 10 Jul 2020 10:50

We all work through building relationships and deliver services that support children and families. Some of us do this in a more formal way,...

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