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Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7

Research Report

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Building a country that works for all children post Covid-19

ADCS discussion paper

Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs


Updates and guidance on Covid-19

Press Columns

ADCS articles featured in the press

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...

Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS discussion paper on Serious Youth Violence...


Regional Spotlight

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updates and links to guidance on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

Elective Home Education

Summary analysis from the ADCS 2020 survey


A basket full of hope

Recently, I chaired the North West’s School Improvement Group and also led a series of local engagement events with social...


Government must stop England's children becoming long-term victims of Covid-19

Guardian: Jenny Coles’ opinion piece on the ADCS discussion paper on the impacts of Covid-19 on children.

The impact of Covid-19 on childhoods and children’s services

I think the past few months have shown us how much can change in a short space of time. There have been so many challenges in responding to the pandemic...