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Five tasks for the incoming children’s commissioner

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  • Monday, August 10, 2020
Each regeneration of Doctor Who brings strong visions of the person and role that are shared publicly - that’s the sort of energy we need now that the job of the children’s commissioner for England has been advertised.

A digital bonanza?

I would like to begin this blog by paying tribute to Dave Hill who was my predecessor as director of children’s services in Essex, and a tough act to follow!

Leadership in troubled times

One of the lasting impressions left by my leadership development training with the Staff College was the idea of “Leadership in Troubled Times – from the swamp to the high ground”. This seems even more relevant now in the most volatile and uncertain of times.

Should working from home be the new normal?

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

Leicester lockdown lingers on

We all sat in front of our screens in Leicester yesterday evening.  Hanging on every word uttered by Matt Hancock in the House of Commons. We were not eagerly expecting good news.

On love, and love after lockdown

The devastating loss of our friend, colleague and ADCS past president Dave Hill had a huge impact on our sector last week, and on the many of us who knew, loved and admired him.