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Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures Research Phase 7

For over a decade ADCS has collected both qualitative and quantitative data from local authorities to evidence and better understand changes in demand for, and provision of, children’s social care and associated services. This report outlines pressures faced by local authorities during 2019/20 while also including a focus on activity in the first six months of the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the seventh phase of study, meaning we can now compare data over a twelve-year period. The report draws together survey responses from 129 of all local authorities in England, covering 89% of England’s children and young people population. This, together with existing data, provides an insight into the safeguarding related pressures facing children’s services across the country.

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7 – Main Report (pdf / 5 mb)

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7 – Executive Summary (pdf)

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7 – Press Release

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7 - Main Report - reduced file size (pdf / 3.5mb)

Safeguarding Pressures Phase 7 - Data Collection Form (pdf / 0.5mb)

To accompany the latest report, ADCS has updated the timeline which illustrates the events and changes that impact on safeguarding children and young people in England. This update now includes a detailed timeline of Covid-19 related events and changes in 2020.

Children’s Services Policy Timeline 2007 onwards



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