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ADCS Annual Conference 2016

All the latest updates from the conference

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Safeguarding Pressures

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures National Research: Phase 5

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Interim National 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 from 1 July 2016.

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Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs


Social Work Evidence Template

Age Assessment Guidance

Age assessment information sharing guidance

Pillars & Foundations

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

Educational Excellence Everywhere

ADCS response to White Paper

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


From Rio to Wakefield, the...

Whilst local authorities look to meet the twin challenges of reducing resources and rising demands by changing process,...

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Symptoms or Causes?

I was in a fascinating conversation with a policy type this week, apparently we have to tackle crime with young people more...

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It’s all about trust

So what do we mean by trust? Ask someone to define ‘trust’ and you’ll get a variety of answers. The dictionary tells us...

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