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Leo Jones

Leo Jones

Reflections on my year as a Deputy Director of Children’s Services: Models of Distributed Leadership

As a consultant, every council I have worked with has battled the same Gordian knot on senior management and leadership.

September 4, 2018

Reflections on my year as a Deputy Director of Children’s Services: The need to Stop, Collaborate and Listen

Working at a senior level in local government showed me that the need for coordination, integration and collaboration across the council is more important than ever.

September 4, 2018

Reflections on my year as a Deputy Director of Children’s Services: Exploring how our own decision-making can generate demand

I have found it both cathartic and helpful to reflect on what it is like to work on the frontline of local government to support children and families.

September 4, 2018

Children’s placements can be nine times more costly than Eton – but what are the outcomes?

We pay more for many of our looked after children’s placements than it costs to go to Eton – why…

May 11, 2017

Domestic Abuse: 7 million victims and counting

On average nearly two women a week are murdered by a current or ex-partner in England and Wales (ONS crime…

January 25, 2016

Seen But Not Heard: We need a focus on children’s services too

There is nothing quite like a new baby to make you think about the future and reflect on what needs…

December 3, 2015

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