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ADCS - the Association of Directors of Children's Services

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Care Proceedings and Pre-Proceedings Agreement

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Safeguarding Pressures Phase 5

The fifth iteration of ADCS research into safeguarding pressures

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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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Age Assessment Guidance

Age assessment information sharing guidance

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Single Inspection Framework

SIF outcomes summary

National UASC Transfer

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children national...

Safeguarding Pressures Research

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures reports

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


Getting sticky with it

Few would deny the need for shared learning. In the wake of a child’s death learning is paramount; the lasting legacy from...

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