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Working with our elected members

General Fri, 13 Sep 2019 09:51

We all care passionately about children’s services. We know the ins and outs, the policy and the legal detail. Sometimes it’s easy to...

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Listening to our young people

Early Help & Families Fri, 06 Sep 2019 10:13

A few weeks ago in Hertfordshire, we were really pleased to be one of the areas visited as part of the LGA/ISOS review of statutory guidance for...

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A spending round that works for all...

General Fri, 30 Aug 2019 12:58

Next week, the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, will announce spending plans for public services for the next 12-months. There has been much speculation...

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Putting the ‘corporate’ into...

Care Fri, 23 Aug 2019 09:00

We all know how important it is to be a good corporate parent and in Derby, probably like in every upper tier local authority, we’ve been...

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Working together to prevent suicide

General Fri, 16 Aug 2019 09:23

I recently chaired a workshop on suicide prevention at the ADCS annual conference. This focus was a little unusual for us but it was specifically...

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562 years to close the gap…

Education Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:04

As chair of the ADCS Educational Achievement Committee I was asked last week to sign off our press statement on the recently published Education...

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Measuring our success

General Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:59

As I write this, the political merry go round is in full swing and the former Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawhi, has taken up a new role as...

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The knock on the door no parent...

General Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:21

In East Sussex, this year’s Young People’s Big Vote placed ‘a fear of knife crime’ as their number one concern. Despite the thankfully...

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Making our voices heard

General Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:30

The North East is a unique and wonderful place to live and work with so many positives ranging from the fantastic environment to the cost of...

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Grow your own

General Fri, 12 Jul 2019 09:14

As I sit down to write this blog the ADCS Annual Conference 2019 has just finished. If you didn’t get a chance to catch Rachel Dickinson’s...

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