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Welcome to the ADCS website

Find all the latest news from ADCS

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Safeguarding Pressures Research

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A Youth Justice System that Works for Children

ADCS, AYM and LGA Joint Policy Paper

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ADCS Annual Conference

Presentations now available

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

SEND and AP Green Paper

ADCS has submitted a response to the SEND and Alternative Provision Green Paper

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

President's Conference Speech

Steve Crocker's Annual Conference speech


Cost of living crisis is biting...

The cost of living crisis is starting to bite and will have a huge impact on household incomes. With the Bank of England...


We need a national plan for children

The MJ: The report and many of its recommendations can take us forward, the focus on supporting children and families early via ‘Family Help’ is the central reform and a welcome one at that, albeit one that needs testing.

Commissioning Care

CYP NOW: Meeting the needs of children in our care is one of the most important responsibilities for local authorities. However, there are several longstanding barriers we face in meeting our statutory duties....