Government must heed children warnings in finance settlement
Alison Michalska claims children’s services are becoming a blue light service as she warns the country is storing up fiscal and human costs for the future.
A critical time for children’s services
Alison Michalska explains the urgent need for government action and national attention on the state of children’s services, while Jenny Coles calls for a national strategy to end child poverty, and Ian Thomas puts forward the case for government investment in the Autumn Budget.
An early start is vital
The argument for early intervention sounds straightforward, writes Alison Michalska, but the difficulties lie in evidencing that it is working.
Going for gold in children's services
New ADCS president Alison Michalska’s priorities for the year revolve around the determination to create a country that truly works for children.