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Beyond leadership: why has inspection become so dominant in Children’s Services?

Posted on 16 July 2017 by Donald Forrester

In the last Blog I argued that leadership and commitment was essential to creating organisational change. That is true, but we need a deeper change to create lasting improvements in Children’s Services.   In recent years I have frequently been struck by a paradox. Most of the senior managers I have met are intelligent, hard-working
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“It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that you lead it”

Posted on 11 July 2017 by Donald Forrester

One of the striking things about projects within the Innovation Programme was the importance of ownership and passion. Some of the projects involved rolling out models of practice – such as Signs of Safety or Reclaiming Social Work. For these projects, an external consultancy led the change and local authorities partnered with them. In contrast
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