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Former ADCS president Alan Wood to retire

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  • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Former president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) Alan Wood will retire from his post in Hackney at the end of the year, it has been announced.

Recognising sign language is important for equality

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  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
On 17 September 2015, the Scottish Parliament passed the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill. The public gallery was packed with Deaf BSL users, many of whom had been banned from signing as children and forced to lip read. It had been a long, hard battle and it was difficult for many to hold back the tears and keep their emotions at bay.

Local authorities told to hold schools to account

    News
  • Thursday, April 12, 2012
Government must clarify local authority powers to intervene with failing maintained schools and academies to ensure standards are sustained, the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has said.

How charities can demonstrate social value to commissioners

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  • Tuesday, March 17, 2015
The way public services are commissioned is undergoing considerable change, but charities pitched into competition for funding with private companies have a possible advantage - as long as they can demonstrate the additional social values they provide above and beyond the primary aims of a project.

Who would want to be a DCS today?

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  • Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Directors of children's services are under ever-increasing pressure and first in the firing line if tragedy strikes. Jo Stephenson examines what the future holds for the role and why anyone would aspire to do it.

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