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Volunteering on a wave

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  • Monday, October 26, 2020
The arrival of autumn has felt like a good time to do some personal and professional reflection.

Introducing the National Tutoring Programme

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  • Monday, October 26, 2020
Despite the inspiring efforts of teachers and school leaders since March, the impact of coronavirus on learning has been severe, particularly on children from low income families.

No shoes to buckle

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  • Monday, October 5, 2020
I recently chaired a discussion with Neil Leitch from Early Years Alliance and Liz Bayram from Pacey for the Childcare Expo.

Let’s work out together how best to care for children

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  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
For me, and no doubt most of you reading this, the fact that society can decide to remove a child from the care of his or her parents, so they can be looked after by other people, is so much part of our daily milieu we barely pause to think about it.

Incorporating the UNCRC into Scottish law

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  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Children deserve special protection - it is a common value shared across the world and agreed within the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the most ratified international treaty in history.

Making schools 'Covid secure' in the Bi-borough

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  • Tuesday, August 25, 2020
We all know children are resilient and can adapt with a swiftness many adults struggle to achieve. So, as rules and regulations around lockdown have changed, young people too have had to keep up with the constant shifting and reworking of the way we can and cannot interact in order to keep each other safe.

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.