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Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

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Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS discussion paper on Serious Youth Violence...

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...

Children's Services Policy Context

Overview of key legislation, policy and inspection...

NCASC 2019

National Children and Adult Services Conference

ILACS

A range of ILACS resources

Safeguarding Pressures

National research into safeguarding activity

In the Media

Regional Spotlight

Inequalities

Despite us being one of the richest economies in the world, widening inequalities in the UK are plain to see…

Regional Spotlight

Government must heed evidence for investing in early help

A fresh crop of ministers are getting to grips with their brief, including a new Secretary of State for Education and Children’s Minister.

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS discussion paper on Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

Policy Spotlight

RIIAs

Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliances are a trusted, effective and coherent model of sector-led improvement for children's services

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What's in a name?

Language is so important, it affects the way we see people and situations and great examples are seen in the language used in...

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