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A balance of risk versus benefit

General Fri, 01 May 2020 14:09

“Stay at Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.” It couldn’t be simpler, could it? Although the guidance on social distancing concerns everyone...

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A virtual inauguration

General Fri, 24 Apr 2020 14:22

In normal times, yesterday would have been the day of my Presidential Reception, taking place in the impressive surroundings of the Museum of...

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A message of thanks

General Fri, 17 Apr 2020 11:26

What has struck me in the midst of this crisis is the strength of our sector. Suddenly, directors of children’s services and our colleague in...

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New ways of leading

General Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:53

As I prepared myself mentally for taking on the role of ADCS Vice President, I had no idea even four weeks ago that I would be doing it in a...

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Setting our priorities for the year...

General Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:30

This week marks my first as ADCS President. It promises to be an interesting and eventful year, more eventful than I realised it would be when I...

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Time flies

General Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:10

As I sit down to write my last blog as ADCS President we are in a state of national emergency and the challenge of Covid-19 is absorbing all our...

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World Social Work Day

General Fri, 20 Mar 2020 09:43

In the midst of what has been a very difficult few weeks, Covid-19 promises to impact us all both in our daily working lives and personally over...

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Let's invest in children

Funding Fri, 13 Mar 2020 12:48

I think we would all agree that it’s been a particularly challenging start to 2020. Emergency services and public servants up and down the...

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10 years on...

General Fri, 06 Mar 2020 09:42

Every child deserves a happy, safe childhood and has a right to the best possible health and wellbeing. The fact that a child’s life chances...

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An essential date for your diary

General Fri, 28 Feb 2020 11:43

It may not feel like it now, particularly after recent storms Ciara and Dennis, but Spring will be with us soon and with that comes news of this...

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