Children’s roundup, 15th of August

In the last couple of weeks many things happened in children’s services in Birmingham and in the whole country. Here there are some of them. Starting with Birmingham, the new interim children’s services director, Peter Hay, sent a letter to the employees of the directorate to introduce his new leadership. He says he doesn’t “buy…

Interview with Jolyon Jones. The cuts from the barricade

Jolyon Jones is a social worker and an activist against the cuts. He was the secretary of the Solihull local government UNISON branch and now he is part of the Social Work Action Network (SWAN) in the West Midlands. Moreover, in the last few months he has been blogging about cuts in children’s services, publishing…