Dave Hill

  • The secret of success

    30 January 2019

    Dave Hill outlines Surrey CC’s transformation plans, including a restructure of 2,500 staff from April and a new model based on relationship-based practice and family resilience.

  • Taking stock of fostering

    21 February 2017

    Amid news of a national fostering stocktake, Dave Hill explains there are a host of challenges to placement that need to be examined.

  • Responding to the needs of child asylum seekers

    29 November 2016

    Local authorities are working hard to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children but swift action from government is needed to tackle unsustainable pressures, says Dave Hill

  • Joining forces to tackle sexual exploitation

    18 October 2016

    Child sexual exploitation cannot be tackled by local government alone and councils are undertaking innovative partnership work to address this serious problem. But Government plans could detract focus from the issue, writes Dave Hill

  • Determined to improve life chances

    09 September 2016

    Dave Hill reflects on the ADCS annual conference and discusses how best to support the country's social work system, the serious issues facing foster care and the impressive determination shown by the sector

  • Bad marks for ministers

    17 May 2016

    Dave Hill explains his concerns about the impact academisation could have on child safeguarding

  • A safe way forward

    06 April 2016

    As he takes on the role of president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, Dave Hill addresses the serious challenges facing councils and why sector- led improvement might just represent a way out