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Leadership: Staff motivation and retention

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  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
All children's services teams face the challenge of keeping staff turnover low against a landscape of tight budgets, so it is essential employers master the skills to retain, motivate and reward employees.

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.

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.

Child safeguarding: leaders' debate

Children's services leaders from councils across England discussed the current challenges of safeguarding children at a debate hosted by CYP Now in partnership with 4Children. Ravi Chandiramani reports

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