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A role like no other

Leadership Fri, 20 May 2022 11:05

I find myself writing this blog at a strange time – two days before I am due to leave Northumberland County Council to take up the Director of...

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A game of marginal gains

Workforce Fri, 13 May 2022 13:34

I am sure that the West Midlands is no different to any other region, in that recruitment and retention seems to be our number one topic of...

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Two years on...

Care Fri, 06 May 2022 13:16

Two years ago I remember sitting in my garden during the spring time of the first lockdown with so many mixed feelings. There was a sense of...

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Between the hammer and anvil

Early Help & Families Fri, 29 Apr 2022 10:28

As Director of Children’s Services (DCS) for one of the 75 areas eligible for the Family Hubs and Start for Life programme, I am pleased that...

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Navigating a time of change

Workforce Fri, 22 Apr 2022 09:03

Looking outside at the spring sunshine it feels like change is in the air, although as I’m in the North East it’s still a bit chilly. This...

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Plenty on the horizon

SEN & Disability Thu, 14 Apr 2022 10:01

I am pleased and proud to continue to chair the ADCS Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee. The committee has a wide remit but an...

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General Fri, 08 Apr 2022 09:00

In preparing for this blog, I re-read Charlotte Ramsden’s final blog as ADCS President from last month, “time to pass the baton”. As...

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Receiving the baton at full pace

General Fri, 01 Apr 2022 09:21

By the time that you read this, the machinery of ADCS will have worked its magic and the baton that Charlotte handed over to me in her last blog...

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Time to pass the baton

General Fri, 25 Mar 2022 15:18

As I write this, I can’t believe a whole year as ADCS President has passed so quickly, yet I can’t quite remember life before it. I have felt...

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Social work and you!

Workforce Fri, 18 Mar 2022 08:16

We’re coming to the end of Social Work Week, with its theme: ‘Social Work and Me’. It’s been great to see social media come alive with...

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