“It’s the same thing – it’s that drive to have a bit more influence…and the ability to have a chance to be listened to, and to speak up for vulnerable children and families.”
The new ADCS President Alison Michalska talks about entering social work, becoming a manager, the frontline experiences that have sticked with her and the four priorities for her year in the role.
- To reshape the local authority role in relation to school and education.
- To help reduce the number of children sent to care placements long distances from their homes.
- To improve sharing of good practice in children’s services.
- To press for action on the looming funding crisis in children’s services.
Sounds good. Read the full piece at source: ‘I enjoyed being a social worker, but I needed more influence’