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ADCS is the national membership association in England for DCSs and their senior teams

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Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS Discussion Paper

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NCASC 2019

Bournemouth | 20 - 22 November

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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

Child poverty

“This year I’m determined to shine a light on child poverty in this country during my time as President of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.”

Regional Spotlight

Gangs and criminal exploitation

“There are various risk factors that can increase the likelihood of children and young people being drawn into gangs or being criminally exploited, from being out of school, a lack of positive activities in the local area and inequality to poor mental health. “

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

RIIAs

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

Policy Spotlight

Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS discussion paper on Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

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