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Wed, 20 Nov 19 10:00


The Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee (HCAN) has lead responsibility for the following policy areas:

  • Children and young people in care
  • Child health, including complex health needs
  • Child and parental mental health
  • Children with learning disabilities
  • Children with special educational needs.

The Committee liaises closely with the Association’s Educational Achievement Policy Committee with regards to the educational outcomes of learners living in care or those with SEND as well as with a range of partners and stakeholders in the voluntary and health sector. The Committee also provides the formal link between the Association and the National Adoption Leadership Board.

2019 Meeting Dates

  • 22 January 2019 (Joint meeting with the Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee)
  • 10 May 2019 (Joint meeting with the Workforce Development Policy Committee)
  • 20 September 2019 (Joint meeting with the Educational Achievement Policy Committee)
  • 3 December 2019 (Joint meeting with the Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee)


Chair: Charlotte Ramsden.

ADCS Policy Officer: Nicola Harrison supports the work of the committee. To contact Nicola, email nicola.harrison@adcs.org.uk

Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee Articles