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The growing private and public social media split

A very interesting blog from Peter Sharples for week 18, looking at the growth of more and more young adults choosing to interact with their social networks privately. Peter looks at the impact this has on customer relations and also the

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It’s not the arrows, it’s the indians

Reflecting on “the Paris Brown affair”, Graham shares some of his own experiences of working with young people. A fascinating insight into just one approach that works. It’s not the arrows, it’s the indians by Graham Budd

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The relevance of resilience in healthcare

Angela Rowe is a first-time contributor to the Ayrshire Health blog and to Weekly Blog Club. She considers how resilient some children and young people can be in very difficult circumstances; and why and how healthcare services can be developed

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Posted in childcare, communicating, family, health, health services, working practices

How children and young people are feeding in to the Citizen’s Panel for Social Services in Wales

Participation Cymru seems to be doing well in getting views from young people on social services. Dyfrig Williams introduces us to one young carer who manages to find time to help run a young carers’ group and has had some

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Participatory websites – what does good practice look like?

Dyfrig Williams of Participation Cymru is on a task and finish group for an online hub for social services in Wales. Find out what he considers good practice in online engagement as he examines how websites can help people to

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Does local government PR need some PR?

Another blog post to raise interesting questions – this time, by Kelly Quigley-Hicks. How do you persuade teenagers that public sector public relations work can be really interesting against the more obvious glamour of fashion? Does local government PR need

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