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Many colours of the rainbow

General Fri, 12 Jun 2020 11:12

As a student social worker, I came to understand that anti-discriminatory practice was the cornerstone of my social work training that needed to...

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Walk a mile in my shoes...

Inspection & Improvement Fri, 05 Jun 2020 09:07

I am a bit of a closet Elvis fan and the lockdown has led me to explore the backwaters of my record collection which, in turn, led me to the...

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The Meaning of Tests

Fri, 29 May 2020 15:31

On Thursday we were advised that the five tests had been met and that the phased wider opening of schools could commence from 1st June. Detailed...

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The end of the beginning

General Fri, 22 May 2020 14:34

I feel we are at the end of the beginning, rather than the beginning of the end. The tragedy of the pandemic continues - lives lost, so many...

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Community spirit

General Fri, 15 May 2020 11:50

In these emotional roller coaster times there is a lot to make sense of but it is crucial that we build on the strengths that have come from...

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On the road to recovery with local...

General Thu, 07 May 2020 10:49

Since the start of the lockdown I’ve found it inspiring how children’s services, schools and wider local government services have stepped up...

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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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