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ADCS president's virtual inauguration

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  • Tuesday, April 28, 2020
In normal times, Thursday 23 April would have been the day of my Presidential Reception, taking place in the impressive surroundings of the Museum of London.

How the Bi-borough is responding to Covid-19

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
When services shut down and people were asked to stay home due to Covid-19, children’s services in Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster were paused… but very quickly a new model of service delivery was developed.

A message of thanks

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  • Tuesday, April 21, 2020
When I agreed to write a blog for ADCS last year, no one told me that my slot would fall right in the middle of a global pandemic where home-working has become the norm and conference calls the default for us all.

New ways of leading

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  • Thursday, April 9, 2020
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 world of virtual reality, online meetings and the knowledge that even a food shop or a daily walk needs to be carefully planned.

Setting our priorities for the year ahead

This week marks my first as ADCS president. It promises to be an interesting and eventful year, more eventful than I realised it would be when I decided to stand for the role at the end of 2018!

Surviving the shutdown – who will be there to help young people?

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  • Friday, March 27, 2020
If there are any positives to be found in the current situation it’s that many of us will never take the work of teachers for granted again. Keeping young and enquiring minds busy while juggling the rest of your day’s work – and remember teachers also have plenty of ‘work’ to do besides running lessons – can be physically and mentally draining.

Like the summer of 76

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  • Friday, March 27, 2020
The effects of the coronavirus on children’s wellbeing needs careful attention and considered behaviours from all of us. We need to support children with safety and trust. As adults, workers or parents we should offer simple information, by being honest, available and present, and answering questions.

Social work in difficult times

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  • Monday, March 23, 2020
In the midst of what has been a very difficult few weeks, Covid-19 promises to impact us all both in our daily working lives and personally over the coming months.