President’s Address to ADCS Annual Conference 2015
Welcome to the ADCS annual conference 2015; it’s fantastic to see so many of you here. I particularly wanted to welcome Sir Peter Fahy and Sir Martin Narey, both of whom will be speaking this afternoon. Could I also welcome our select band of guests from the DfE, colleagues, you are most welcome. Can I thank Children and Young People Now, for their ongoing and continuing coverage of the work that we do, and also for sponsoring the ADCS Little Blue Book, which is a publication used up and down the country, and pored over furiously so people can see what colour code they’ve been given.
I would also like to commend to you two pieces of research that are being published today to coincide with the ADCS annual conference…
ADCS position statement on adoption
National Adoption Week 2015
Comment on recent research by the Transparency Project
Comment on social care announcements made on 3 April 2016
In General Care
Adoption and placement cases presented to courts
In Family Justice
ADCS comment on the Adoption Support Fund and the fair access limit
ADCS, CVAA, LGA statement on the adoption inter-agency fee.
The Adoption Leadership Board (ALB) is the national board with a remit to drive...
The Adoption Leadership Board has published a “mythbuster” guide about court...
ADCS Response to the DfE consultation Special Guardianship: a call for views
In Special Guardianship Orders
Commenting on the publication of a new vision by the Alliance for Children in...
In General Care
Comment on improving outcomes for care leavers
In Care Leavers
ADCS comment on the plans to merge adoption services
Comment on new adoption policy paper, RAAs and appointment of Andrew Christie as...
Comment from ADCS President on the closure of the BAAF.