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A future vision for the education system

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ADCS President's Speech at NCASC

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ADCS response to national panel report

ADCS comment on the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel’s phase two report on safeguarding children with disabilities and complex health needs in residential settings


NCASC 2023

This week colleagues from across both children’s and adult services came together in Bournemouth for the 2023 National...

Supporting our workforce

The Government recently responded to its consultation on the use of agency social workers. As a sector, we gave a clear...


‘You can’t reform a children’s social care system based on quicksand’

Community Care: Community Care has published a feature on new ADCS President, John Pearce's inaugural speech.

Social work in 2023

The Guardian: Rachael Wardell, Chair of the ADCS Workforce Development Policy Committee, contributes to a Guardian piece on the future of social work.