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NCASC 2015

ADCS President's speech to the National Children and Adult Services Conference.

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Out of Area Placements of Children in Care

Secure local authority contact information, weblinks and useful information for out of area placements of children in care.

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all statutory directors of children's services in England.

Regional Spotlight

Regional Spotlight

Sector-Led Improvement in the East Midlands

The East Midlands regional sector-led improvement programme is a well established scheme which has the full commitment from each of the local authorities in the region. The latest newsletter highlights the activities taking place in the region.

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

Adolescence and Risk

ADCS and Research in Practice report exploring the research and practice evidence around adolescence and risk (2014)


In the Pursuit of Excellence

All members of the ADCS share at least one thing in common. Unfortunately that one thing is the planning and implementing of...

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Cassie Takes Over the ADCS...

Hi I’m Cassie, one of around 600 children and young people in care living in Kirklees.

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Routes into Social Work

Late last month saw the official launch of Frontline within the North East region. Directors from across the region have...

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