Stuart Gallimore

  • Getting to grips with youth violence

    15 October 2019

    Stuart Gallimore says the Government’s response to serious youth violence and knife crime addresses the symptoms, not the root causes.

  • It’s time to act on child poverty

    06 March 2019

    We are one of the richest countries in the world, yet poverty levels are rising. Councils must act now, says Stuart Gallimore - or we will look back in shame.

  • The B-word problem

    30 January 2019

    Stuart Gallimore fears the continuing focus on European issues is shifting attention away from the critical problems facing children’s social care as we enter our ninth year of austerity.

  • ‘We can’t go on as we are’

    05 December 2018

    Investing in strategies that reduce childhood poverty is an efficient economic policy as well as the right thing to do, says president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services Stuart Gallimore

  • Sending a positive message

    27 June 2018

    Stuart Gallimore welcomes the renewed focus on funding for special education needs and disabilities schooling – and the future benefits this will bring to young people – but warns that schools still have a balancing act to perform before cost pressures ease.

  • A public health approach to tackling domestic abuse

    25 April 2018

    Early intervention is key to tackling domestic abuse, particularly involving children, and as Stuart Gallimore argues, the Government has to take a firmer lead from the front.

  • Under the microscope

    12 April 2016

    How often should staff come under scrutiny? Stuart Gallimore says inspectors must recognise the length of time councils need to embed real change