Dave Hill, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, and director for people commissioning, Essex CC
Children are best brought up within their own families and should only be taken into care when all other alternative options have been exhausted.
I’m sure you’ve all seen the headlines recently about the crisis in the NHS.
In my address to the National Children and Adult Services Conference last month, I shared headline findings from the Association of Directors of Children’s Services’ Safeguarding Pressures Phase 5 research.
The green paper, Schools that Work for Everyone, outlines reforms to current education policy including plans to allow existing grammar schools to expand, new grammar schools to open and non-selective schools to become selective.
To be a social worker is a proud ambition; it’s a challenging role and professionals must make difficult judgements on a daily basis. If done well children thrive, but if you get it wrong that’s quite a responsibility to carry.
My priorities as new president of the ADCSSubscription
The association’s new president outlines his vision for improved children’s services