Building & sustaining a successful culture

This section contains materials on how to enable best practice to thrive – by addressing organisational culture, behaviours and values, meaningfully engaging with children, young people and families and the wider communities that you serve, and working in an inclusive and empowering way with others across the children’s workforce - in order to deliver better outcomes for children, young people and families.

Cultural Competence

This paper suggests that there exists a uniting concept, that when effectively applied, can become a powerful tool for whole organisational and individual change, potentially creating the context for increased equity in the workplace and ultimately leading to improved service provision for diverse communities.

Leadership imbalance - Black and Asian leaders missing in action

A think piece by Meera Spillett, Designer of the Black and Asian Leadership Initiative and former DCS. The reality across children’s services in England and Wales is that despite an increasing Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) population both using and working in children’s services and the public sector as a whole, it is still possible to count on one hand the number of directors of children’s services who are Black.

Article - What My Sled Dogs Taught Me About Planning for the Unknown

Working with them in the wilderness means negotiating countless shifting variables. Sounds a lot like the world we’re living in. This is an article from the NY Times published in September 2020.

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