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It may be Black Friday…but roll on the Happy Mondays!

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  • Friday, November 27, 2020
Today is Black Friday! It may feel as though it is so called because “it follows Black Thursday, or it’s at the end of a very bad year”, but the day after Thanksgiving, known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year.

Considering 21st century adoption

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  • Monday, November 23, 2020
This week, I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies (CVAA) annual conference.

Give a little bit of yourself

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  • Monday, October 19, 2020
In common with many other directors of children’s services (DCSs), I do a monthly blog as part of a newsletter that goes out to all children’s services employees in my local authority.

Additions to our toolkit

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  • Tuesday, October 13, 2020
I am sure we all agree that we are currently living in unprecedented times, impacting on our vulnerable families, children, and young people possibly more than any other group of people.

What a difference a year makes

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  • Thursday, October 1, 2020
Who could have foreseen the change the pandemic has wrought, in our working lives and at home and how the relationship between the two has been altered so much?

What do we mean by recovery? 

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  • Thursday, September 24, 2020
As a professional community we have been regularly sharing our experiences of making difficult decisions in extraordinary times.

Anyone fancy burnt oven chips?

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  • Wednesday, September 2, 2020
If this pandemic has done one thing, it has allowed us the opportunity to reflect and examine our relationships, collaborations and partnerships in both our personal and professional lives.

Take a deep breath

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  • Friday, August 21, 2020
So, writing this in the middle of August makes me think that in many ways this is the moment for taking a deep gulp of fresh air so that we can be prepared for whatever might happen next…

Partnership: a renewed common purpose!

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  • Friday, August 14, 2020
ADCS recently published a discussion paper Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19 which highlights both the challenges and opportunities the pandemic has created for children, families and the services they rely on.

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.

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.

What’s LOVE got to do with it?

Former ADCS president, Dave Hill CBE, died suddenly this week. He was a kind and compassionate man with a big heart who made a huge difference to so many lives.

An opportunity for meaningful change

All schools and colleges across the country are now allowed to open more widely to children if they feel able to as lockdown measures are being slowly eased.

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