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Safeguarding Pressures

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures National Research: Phase 5

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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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ADCS is looking to recruit a part time Business Support Assistant to join the staff team

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Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Pillars & Foundations

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

Safeguarding Pressures Research Phase 4

Phase 4 report and executive summary

Age Assessment Guidance

Age assessment information sharing guidance


Social Work Evidence Template

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


The Power to Innovate

In 2011, the Munro Review of Child protection was published, entitled A Child Centred System, which was warmly welcomed by...

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Domestic Abuse in the...

Anyone who has tuned in to The Archers recently will no doubt have been gripped and appalled by the coercive control and...

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Supporting each other to build...

I am writing this at the end of my 19th working day in my new job in Croydon. I still feel very 'new' despite being an 'old...

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