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2014


April


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ADCS comment on Sir Martin Narey as Chair of Adoption Leadership Board - ADCS Press release

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Alan Wood’s inaugural speech as President of the Association of Director of Children’s Services - ADCS Press release

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March


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ADCS Comment on the NSPCC annual report - ADCS Press release

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Alan Wood, Director of Children’s Services, Hackney becomes ADCS President - ADCS Press release

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ADCS Comment on Birmingham - "Our number one priority is improving all of our services to ensure the best outcomes for children and their families" - ADCS Press release

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ADCS Comment on The College of Social Work's Advice Note on Social Work Roles and Functions - ADCS Press release

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ADCS comment Children and Families Bill receives Royal Assent - ADCS Press release

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February


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ADCS response to Professor David Croisdale-Appleby’s report into social work education - ADCS Press release

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ADCS Press Statement: funding for children’s services innovation programme - ADCS Press release

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ADCS response to the publication of Sir Martin Narey’s review of the education of children’s social workers ADCS Press release

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January


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ADCS comment on Hemming and Panorama - ADCS Press release

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ADCS President - LGC column

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Foster care is heart of our system
8 January

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2013

December


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Adoption reforms - ADCS Press release

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24 December


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“Challenges facing social workers are more acute than ever before” - ADCS Press release

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October


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Ofsted National Social Care Report - ADCS comment

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Changes to early entry GCSEs - ADCS comment

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September


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Doncaster Trust - ADCS comment

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Ofsted Single Inspection Framework - ADCS comment

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Pelka SCR - ADCS comment

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Adoption Support Fund - ADCS comment

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August


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Doncaster Council makes alternative proposal to Secretary of State to improve children’s services in the Borough - ADCS comment

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LAs charging for some aspects of children's social care - ADCS comment

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“Voluntary Adoption Agencies play a vital role” - ADCS

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July


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ADCS comment on Le Grand report

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ADCS Consultation response
ADCS response to Ofsted consultation: ‘Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers

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May


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Statutory duties and guidance
DfE documents

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Revised PLO
Documents made public by Judiciary

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ADCS Press Release
ADCS comment on Chief Social Worker (Children)

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ADCS Press Release
ADCS statement on Frontline

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ADCS Cafcass Press Release
National picture of care applications in England since Baby P

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ADCS Press Release
ADCS Comment on Government’s response to the consultation on Tackling Fostering and Adoption Delay

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ADCS Consultation response
ADCS response to “Transforming Youth Custody: Putting education at the heart of detention”

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ADCS Consultation response
ADCS response to consultation on proposed changes to the role of the LA in Early Education

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ADCS Press Release
ADCS comment on Care Inquiry Report

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April


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ADCS Adoption Data Analysis

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ADCS Position Statement
What is Care for - Alternative Models of Care for Adolescents

Position Statements



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ADCS Press Release
ADCS comment on Ofsted announcement that the launch of the proposed multi agency child protection inspections is to be deferred

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ADCS Press Release
ADCS comment on announcement from SoS to cease funding of CIB

Press Office



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ADCS Annual Report
ADCS publishes the 2012-13 Annual Report

Publications



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ADCS President's speech
Andrew Webb's Presidential speech

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ADCS President - Andrew Webb
ADCS Presidential speech

Press Office



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Adoption Gateway
Gateway launch just one of many reforms: ADCS, CVAA, Adoption UK and BAAF joint release

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ADCS Change of President
Andrew Webb takes up the ADCS Presidency as of 1 April

Board of Directors



March


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ADCS, LGA and SOLACE commitments to a sector-defined approach to increasing the number of approved adopters
Letter and position paper

Position statements


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ADCS good practice

ADCS UKBA age assessment documents

Good practice


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ADCS good practice

ADCS Cafcass good practice documents

Good practice


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ADCS press comment

ADCS Comment on revised Working Together statutory guidance

Press releases


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ADCS press comment

ADCS Comment on childcare sufficiency duty

Press releases



February


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ADCS consultation response

ADCS response to Measuring Child Poverty: A consultation on better measures of child poverty

Consultation responses


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ADCS consultation response

ADCS submission to call for evidence in Triennial review of the YJB

Consultation responses


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ADCS Press Release

ADCS Comment on Fostering Network: More Foster Carers needed

Press releases


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ADCS Press Release

ADCS Comment on Ministry of Justice Green Paper

Press releases


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Chair of ADCS Education Achievement Policy Committee

Nick Page, DCS at Salford has been elected as Chair of the ADCS Educational Achievement Policy Committee. Nick takes the Chair with immediate effect.

Educational Achievement Policy Committee


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Chair of ADCS Resources and Sustainability Policy Committee

Ian Thomas, DCS at Derbyshire has been elected as Chair of the ADCS Resources and Sustainability Policy Committee. Ian will become Chair as of 1 April, when the current Chair, Alan Wood becomes ADCS Vice President.

Resources and Sustainability Policy Committee



January


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ADCS further comment on Adoption

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ADCS response to consultation on changes to care planning, placement and case review regulations for children on remand

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2012

December


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Consultation responses:

ADCS response to Inspection of Sure Start Children's Centres consultation
ADCS response to proposed changes to regulation 7 of the Care Standards Act 2000 (registration) regulations 2010 - allowing Ofsted to share locations of Children's Homes wit police
ADCS response to proposed amendments to Individual Pupil Information Prescribed Persons Regulations
ADCS response to reforming Key Stage 4 consultation
ADCS response to Adoption and Fostering: Tackling Delay consultation
ADCS response to changes to children (secure accommodation) regulations 1991

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November


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Joint ADCS LGA response to New Remand Framework for Children consultation

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ADCS response to the Office of the Children's Commissioners report in to child sexual exploitation in groups and gangs (CSEGG)

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October


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Safeguarding Pressures research phase3

The ful report, executive summary and press release and key facts have been published.

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What is care for? - ADCS postion statement

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August


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ADCS response to consultation on revised safeguarding statutory guidance - Working Together, Framework for Assessment and Learning and Improvement Guidance

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July


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ADCS Position Statement on Adoption

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ADCS Annual Conference

Presentations available in the members' only area of the ADCS website

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June


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ADCS Response to APPG report on children missing from care

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May


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Joint ADCS ADASS statement - Social Worker student registration

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Adoption Scorecards
Joint LGA ADCS SOLACE statement on adoption scorecards

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More information | DfE External site



April


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New ADCS President

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ADCS Annual Report 2011-12
The latest ADCS Annual Report has been published this week

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The Missing Link: The evolving role of the local authority in school improvement
ADCS research into the local authority and school improvement

‘The Missing Link – the evolving role of the local authority in school improvement’ lays out the position of the Association on work with both maintained schools and academies. It contains recommendations for local authorities and for the Department for Education. The position statement builds upon the findings from two research reports commissioned to help explore the implications of an increasing number of academies.

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ADCS Press Release - Response to Cafcass announcement of rising care applications

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ADCS Press Release - response to Ofsted report "Right on time"

Courts have a key role in reducing adoption delay

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Debbie Jones - New ADCS President

Debbie Jones, Executive Director for Children and Young People's Services at Lambeth Council, became ADCS President on 1 April. Press release to follow.



March


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CWDC letter to stakeholders

CWDC will close on 31 March, and its work will be transferred across to the DfE and other agencies. A letter from CWDC Chief Executive, Jane Haywood has been issued this week.
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ADCS comment on CQC review of health care for disabled children and young people

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ADCS response to DfE consultation: Ending the annual Ofsted children's services assessment>

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Adoption: ADCS response to the Adoption Action Plan

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Adoption: Innovative local solutions for faster family finding should become standard practice

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February


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Limiting judgement on adoption flawed

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ADCS LGA Briefing Note - Youth Contract Provision

This LGA / ADCS briefing aims to provide information for local authorities about the Youth Contract provision for 16-17 year olds, which was announced on 21 February.
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February edition of CIB bulletin now online

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Directors of Children's Services support drive to speed up adoption process

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ADCS response to DfE consultation on exclusion guidance

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Rise in care proceedings puts pressure on the whole system

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SEN Evidence request

ADCS Ebulletin 5: ADCS is looking for evidence around SEN funding

Members' only section - Ebulletin 5



January


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January edition of CIB bulletin now online

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Press Release: ADCS response to Policy Exchange report, Fostering Aspirations, Reforming the foster care system in England and Wales

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ADCS Briefing Note: Witness intimidation and protected persons

Members' only section - briefings



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LGA and ADCS has submitted a joint response to the Academies Funding Transfer for 2011-12 and 2012-13 consultation

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New Year’s Honours

Our warmest congratulations to former ADCS President Marion Davis who has been awarded a CBE in the New Year’s Honours for services to children and young people.

Congratulations also go to former Sutton DCS, Ian Birnbaum who has been honoured with an OBE for services to local government and Moira Gibb who has been made a Dame for services to local government and social work.



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Consutlation response: Draft S251 tables and guidance 2012/13

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Consutlation response: Removing the statutory duty to deliver work related learning at Key Stage 4

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Joint ADCS ADASS release: Directors welcome launch of The College of Social Work

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2011


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ADCS Position Statement on Adoption

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The Importance of the Middle Tier in School Improvement

Jonathan Crossley-Holland's article for Leadership Today

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Signposts - ADASS and ADCS paper on working together to improve outcomes for young carers in families effected by enduring parental mental illness or substance misuse

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ADCS Survey of Local Safeguarding Children Board Chairs: The Effectiveness and Influence of Designated Leads for Safeguarding and Looked after Children in the NHS

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New Futures: National College and ADCS report on changes in children's services

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Presidential Reception 2011

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Ministerial Advisory Group

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2010


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Safeguarding Pressures - Research Report

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Presidential Reception 2010

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