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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.

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.

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.

The meaning of tests

On Thursday we were advised that the five tests had been met and that the phased wider opening of schools could commence from 1st June.

Many colours of the rainbow

As a student social worker, I came to understand that anti-discriminatory practice was the cornerstone of my social work training that needed to underpin all I did, professionally and personally.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

Walk a mile in my shoes

I am a bit of a closet Elvis fan and the lockdown has led me to explore the backwaters of my record collection which, in turn, led me to 'The King’s' song ‘Walk A Mile in My Shoes’. This got me thinking…

What is education for?

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  • Monday, February 24, 2020
Schools play a vital role in their local areas by widening opportunities for children and families, providing a pathway out of poverty, engaging with children’s services and early help, and serving their local communities.

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.

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