Abuse and Neglect – or do we love animals more?

When I got home from work tonight I checked the BBC News website as I’m prone to do. One of the tragic headlines that caught my eye was about two MET Police Dogs suffocating in an unventilated vehicle. This report describes an avoidable situation, whether a simple accident or careless neglect, it is a really sad … More Abuse and Neglect – or do we love animals more?

#Dilnot Commission – funding care and support

Almost a year ago the Government set up the Dilnot Commission to look at the future funding of care and support in England. Chaired by Andrew Dilnot, with the support of two commissioners Jo Williams and Norman Warner, the Commission is charged with making recommendations on how to achieve an affordable and sustainable funding system/s for care … More #Dilnot Commission – funding care and support

Musical transitions

This week I had the absolute pleasure to listen to, and play with, the Nottingham City Music Service Area Bands. They had agreed to play at Directors Forum #df2011 and around 80 children, mostly from Year 5 and 6, came along to perform a number of pieces. They were fantastic. Of course they were all enthusiastic, … More Musical transitions

24 Hours in A&E

Last week I watched 24Hours in A&E for the first time on Channel 4, today I watched this week’s episode and felt like sharing just in case any of you have missed it. Filmed in Kings College Hospital, London it does what it says on the tin, reports on 24hours in one of the busiest … More 24 Hours in A&E

When will we learn? #safeguarding lessons

Over a week has passed since the Panorama exposé of practice at Winterbourne View. Run by Castlebeck the facility is described on their own website as “a purpose designed acute service, offering assessment and intervention and support for people with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviour“. I am not going to go into detail about … More When will we learn? #safeguarding lessons