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Influencing without authority

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  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Effecting change across multiple agencies demands you build a compelling and convincing vision that will inspire others, spread your message and bring together diverse professionals with a shared purpose.

Pastoral leadership

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  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Schools play a crucial role in shaping children’s lives beyond purely academic achievement, so the importance of pastoral care in the healthy development of young people cannot be underestimated.

Tackling presenteeism

A culture that encourages stressed staff to turn up for work while ignoring their health can be more costly to employers than absenteeism. Leaders must learn the skills to safeguard workplace wellbeing.

Routemap to improving council data to build better children’s services

A report by the Institute for Government and Nesta looks at how missing and poor-quality data is affecting children’s and young people’s service provision and finds that much of the data key to making more effective decisions is fragmented and held in silos across local government, central government, and delivery partners (see graphics).

Workplace engagement

It has never been more important for organisations to develop and maintain close connections with their employees, working collaboratively to address concerns and find solutions in a time of crisis.

Leadership - Leading through self-compassion

Promoting self-compassion can help your staff and teams to recognise and respect their own wellbeing, while reflecting on and seeking to improve the way you operate will help you be a better leader

Successful partnership working

Partnership working has far-reaching benefits for children’s services, ensuring resources go further and best practice is shared. Knowing what makes a successful partnership is key to strong leadership.

Leadership: Inclusive recruitment

Individuals from diverse backgrounds offer employers a wealth of talent. Inclusive recruitment means not defining people by the challenges they face, but recognising the strengths they bring to a workplace.

Frontline staff in the media

Media training for staff can be a game-changer in engaging with the press, so put trust in your frontline workers to tell stories in their own words and open the door to more authentic coverage.

Shared Services: Policy context

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  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
Defining what shared services are is vital to understand the approaches that work best in services for children and young people and whether there is scope for this to grow.

Motivate staff in a time of austerity

It can be tough to maintain staff morale as funding dwindles and caseloads expand, but there are some simple approaches managers can take to boost motivation and even help their workers feel joy.

Shared Services Briefing

This briefing highlights many of the issues facing councils, and asks whether ultimately, shared service arrangements and partnerships increase the likelihood of full mergers.

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