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The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd

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UASC Transfer Protocol 2016-17

This interim national Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children transfer protocol has been created to enable the safe transfer of UASC from one UK LA to another

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NCASC 2016

National Children and Adult Services Conference 2016.

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Safeguarding Pressures

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures National Research: Phase 5

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Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Age Assessment Guidance

Age assessment information sharing guidance

Safeguarding Pressures Research Phase 4

Phase 4 report and executive summary

Pillars & Foundations

Think piece on next practice in children's...


Section 20 Practice Guidance

Regional Spotlight

Regional Spotlight

Regional Sector-Led Improvement

ADCS has developed a hyperlink directory of sector-led improvement taking place across the regions.

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 5

The next phase of ADCS national research into safeguarding pressures on LAs in England


Taking care of (regional)...

This week saw directors of children’s services (DCSs) from the 15 councils of Yorkshire and Humber come together for our...

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Can’t get one for love nor...

‘Can’t get one for love nor money’. This is a phrase frequently used by senior managers attempting to recruit...

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All Change

I was interested to read Dave Hill’s blog last week about grammar schools. As someone who failed the 11+ and spent many...

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