Hope springs eternal

Last night I spent a few minutes reflecting on the 2008 American Election and the momentum of hope. In Obama’s 2008 victory speech he offered this: We’ve been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope. You … More Hope springs eternal

Reaching critical mass? Social media at #NCASC

Last month I attended my fourth National Children and Adult Services Conference #NCASC in Eastbourne. The first time I attended in 2009 was to launch the resources from Safety Matters, an action research Change Project I’d been running at RiPfA focusing on adult safeguarding. We had a session in Harrogate presented by myself and a … More Reaching critical mass? Social media at #NCASC

Five things I wish I knew when my Dad was diagnosed with cancer

Back in the summer I wrote a post ‘Five things I wish I knew when I collected my A-Level results‘ and it got a great response; that response could have been because it was topical, because it was blunt, because it was a ‘five things’ rather than a deep ramble about one thing, or maybe … More Five things I wish I knew when my Dad was diagnosed with cancer