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A Youth Justice System that Works for Children

ADCS, AYM and LGA Joint Policy Paper

Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Press Columns

ADCS articles featured in the press

Family Justice Resource Hub

Tools, templates and practice guidance

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...

Social Work in a Pandemic

A DfE Partners in Practice report


Regional Spotlight

Coronavirus Guidance

ADCS continues to track new and updated guidance plus announcements from key government departments and agencies.

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

President's Speech

Steve Crocker's inaugural President's speech - April 2022


A role like no other

I find myself writing this blog at a strange time – two days before I am due to leave Northumberland County Council to take...

A game of marginal gains

I am sure that the West Midlands is no different to any other region, in that recruitment and retention seems to be our...


Violence against women and girls

The MJ: Last month the prime minister announced the government’s Living with Covid plan and the removal of all domestic restrictions put in place during the pandemic.

Integrated Care Systems

CYP NOW: Since April 2021, local areas in England moved towards Integrated Care Systems (ICS). These are new partnerships set-up to meet people’s health and care needs better and it is hoped that through improved co-ordination and join-up between local authorities, NHS and other partners,