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Time for reflection

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  • Monday, April 19, 2021
As spring rolls in and the sun shines brightly, lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift and we move nervously into our new normal, I thought it provided an opportunity for reflection.

The importance of the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
As we reflect on the remarkable life of His Royal Highness, The Duke of Edinburgh, the DofE is marked out as one of his greatest achievements; woven into the fabric of our society, active in every community of the UK; a rite of passage for young people’s journey to adulthood.

Thinking about equity and fairness

I read an interesting and detailed report recently by the Education Policy Institute, along with the Nuffield Foundation, on social mobility and vulnerable learners.

Being here for children during a pandemic

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  • Tuesday, March 23, 2021
This week we are marking a year since the start of the first national lockdown, providing a moment to pause and reflect on 12 months the likes of which we have ever seen before and will hopefully never live through again.

Why does social work have the word 'social' in it?

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  • Friday, March 19, 2021
Whether it was because parents are worn out from caring for their children at home 24/7 or because children were desperate to see their friends again face-to-face, or both, we had some of the highest primary school attendance rates in Essex following the return to school on 8 March.

Evaluating the London Family Fund

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  • Friday, March 19, 2021
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on our city and our country, but it has also highlighted the power of relationships and local connections.

Changing the narrative

Like the Tokyo Olympics, Wimbledon and Glastonbury, the pandemic delayed another major event in our diaries, the publication of the seventh iteration of our Safeguarding Pressures research.