Consultation Responses

Through our Policy Committees and specific policy leads, ADCS regularly submits responses to public consultations relevant to children and young people.

The responses listed below are in date order, with most recent submissions at the top of the list. Older responses will be archived but are available by request.



ADCS response to consultation on statutory guidance on court orders and pre-proceedings
March 2014


ADCS response to consultation on the details of a new criminal offence of ill treatment or wilful neglect of users of health and social care services
March 2014


ADCS response to the Education Select Committee Call for Evidence into Academies and Free Schools
December 2013


ADCS response to consultation on draft 0-25 Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice and transitional arrangements
December 2013


ADCS response to ‘Improving Permanence for Looked After Children: DfE consultation on proposals around long-term foster care and return home from care arrangements
December 2013


ADCS response to the DfE 16 - 19 Accountability Consultation
November 2013


ADCS response to the Department for Education’s consultation on Primary assessment and accountability under the new National Curriculum.
October 2013


ADCS response to the Ofsted Consultation: Review of the Local Safeguarding Board
October 2013


ADCS Response to school organisation consultation
October 2013


ADCS Response to DfE re ‘Reforming Children’s Homes Care: consultation on changes to the Children’s homes Regulations 2001 and Care Standards Act 2000 Regulations 2010’ and ‘Improving Safeguarding for LAC: consultation on changes to the Care Planning, Placement and review Regulations 2010’
September 2013


ADCS response to CPS Consultation: Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse
September 2013


ADCS response to Ofsted consultation: ‘Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers’
July 2013


ADCS response to safeguarding children in education guidance
June 2013


ADCS LGA NRPF Network joint statement from LA perspective on Transforming Legal Aid consultation
June 2013


ADCS response to Ofsted Consultation "a good early years provision for all: early years inspections"
June 2013


ADCS response to consultation on proposed changes to the role of the LA in Early Education
May 2013


ADCS response to “Transforming Youth Custody: Putting education at the heart of detention”
May 2013


LGA, COSLA, WLGA, NRPF Network and ADCS Submission to the Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Asylum
April 2013


ADCS response to Ofsted consultation, Good Education for All - inspection of local authority services
March 2013


Joint ADASS ADCS response - Local Support Services framework
March 2013


ADCS submission to call for evidence in Triennial review of the YJB
February 2013


ADCS response to Measuring Child Poverty: A consultation on better measures of child poverty
February 2013


ADCS response to consultation on changes to care planning, placement and case review regulations for children on remand
January 2013


ADCS response to Inspection of Sure Start Children's Centres consultation
December 2012


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
December 2012


ADCS response to proposed amendments to Individual Pupil Information Prescribed Persons Regulations
December 2012


ADCS response to reforming Key Stage 4 consultation
December 2012


ADCS response to Adoption and Fostering: Tackling Delay consultation
December 2012


ADCS response to changes to children (secure accommodation) regulations 1991
December 2012


Joint ADCS LGA response to New Remand Framework for Children consultation
November 2012


LGA ADCS and SOLACE response to consultation on Replacing LACSEG: Funding Academies and local authorities for the functions that devolve to Academies
September 2012


ADCS response to consultation on Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategies draft guidance
September 2012


ADCS response to proposals for the multi-agency inspection of child protection services
September 2012


ADCS and Solace response to the consultation on inspection of looked after children services from 2013
September 2012


ADCS response to call for views on review of contact arrangements for Children in Care and placing sibling groups for adoption
September 2012


ADCS response to consultation on revised safeguarding statutory guidance - Working Together, Framework for Assessment and Learning and Improvement Guidance
August 2012


ADCS ADASS response to Universal Credit and related regulations consultation
July 2012


ADCS response to RSA Academies Commission
July 2012


ADCS Response to HMIP/Ofsted consultation on the inspection of secure training centres
June 2012


ADCS Response to consultation on draft Revised Statutory Guidance on Services and Activities to Improve Young People’s Wellbeing
May 2012


ADCS LGA Joint response - School Funding Reform: Next Steps Towards a Fairer System
May 2012


ADCS response to Ofsted consultation: A good education for all
May 2012


ADCS response to DfE consultation: Safeguarding Performance Information (national and local Munro date)
April 2012


ADCS response to DfE consultation: Ending the annual Ofsted children's services assessment
March 2012


ADCS response to DfE consultation on exclusion guidance
February 2012


ADCS and LGA response Academies Funding Transfer for 2011-12 and 2012-13
January 2012


ADCS response to Consultation on draft S251 tables and guidance 2012/13
January 2012


ADCS response to Removing the statutory duty to deliver work related learning at Key Stage 4.
January 2012


ADCS response to Revised Statutory Guidance on the Roles and Responsibilities of Directors of Children’s Services and Lead Members for Children’s Services.
December 2011


ADCS response to the Review of Personal, Social, Health and Economics (PSHE) Education consultation.
November 2011


ADCS response to the GMC child protection.
November 2011


ADCS response to the YJB consultation on the Strategy for the Secure Estate for Children and Young People in England and Wales: plans for 2011/12 to 2014/15.
October 2011


ADCS response to the DfE consultation on the implementation of the 2010-11 review of Education Capital.
October 2011


ADCS LGA response to the consultation on school funding reform.
October 2011


ADCS response to the consultation on Reforms proposed in the Public Bodies Bill: Reforming the Public Bodies of the MoJ.
October 2011


ADCS comments to Sarah Teather MP regarding the government's draft statement of core purpose of Sure Start children's centres
August 2011


ADCS response to consultation on Positive for Youth
August 2011


ADCS response to the Local Authorities Central Services Equivalent Grant (LACSEG) consultation
August 2011


ADCS response to school admissions framework consultations
August 2011


ADCS Response to Munro Review of Child Protection - final report

July 2011


ADCS response to Support and Aspiration: A New Approach to Special Education Needs and Disability
June 2011


ADCS response to Family Justice Review interim report
June 2011


ADCS response to Informal Discussion Paper on Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in Civil Matters
June 2011


ADCS response to Ensuring Good Behaviour in schools: guidance for governing bodies, head teachers, school staff and employers consultation (DfE)
May 2011


ADCS response to Financial Support for 16-19 year olds in Education or training
May 2011


Joint LGA ADCS response to Academies' pre-16 funding: Options for the 2012-13 academic year
May 2011


Joint LGA ADCS response to consultation on school funding reform: Rationale and Principles
May 2011


ADCS response to Ofsted consultation on School Inspection Framework
May 2011


ADCS Response to DCLG review of statutory duties on local authorities
April 2011


ADCS Consultation Response to the National Curriculum Review
April 2011


ADCS ADASS joint response to Public Health White Paper
March 2011


ADCS response to the Education Bill

February 2011


ADCS response to Bew review of KS2
February 2011


ADCS response the Wolf review of 14-19 Vocational Education
December 2010


ADCS response the Schools White Paper
December 2010

ADCS response the Ofsted statisitics questionnaire
December 2010


ADCS response to Ofsted Social Worker and 3rd Sector surveys

December 2010


ADCS response to LGG consultation Sector self-regulation and improvement
November 2010


ADCS response to Children and Young People With Special Educational Needs And Disabilities call for views
October 2010


ADCS response to Achieving Equity and Excellence for Children consultation
October 2010


ADCS response to Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) consultation on the level of an annual limit on economic migration to the UK
September 2010


ADCS (SPI committee) response to Ofsted review of Safeguarding and Looked After Children Inspection review
July 2010


ADCS response to • The Future Distribution of School Funding (Dedicated School Grant) consultation
June 2010


ADCS response to Ofsted consultaton on Inspection of local authority private fostering arrangements
May 2010


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ADCS response to Ofsted SEN review
March 2010


ADCS response Working Together to Safeguard Children
February 2010


ADCS response to Audit Commission consultation - Joint Inspections Triggered by CAA
February 2010


Joint LGA ADCS response National Commissioning Framework consultation
February 2010


ADCS response to NSDU Safeguarding indicators and targets consultation
December 2009


Joint LGA ADCS ADASS response to the Armed Forces consultation
November 2009


DCSF: Serious Case Reviews - Revised Chapter 8 of Working Together to Safeguard Children consultation
October 2009


DCSF: Home Education - Registration and Monitoring Proposals Consultation
October 2009


Ofsted: Inspections of children’s centres
September 2009


DCSF Promoting the Health and Wellbeing of Looked After Children - Revised Statutory Guidance Consultation
July 2009


DCSF Assessments Relating to Learning Difficulties - Guidance to Local Authorities Consultation
July 2009


Your child, your schools, our future: building a 21st century schools system
July 2009


Executive Summary: A response to the government’s action plan for implementing Lord Laming’s recommendations on child protection
July 2009


IDEA: Setting the Pace: Developing a Framework for Sector-led Help
July 2009


Home Office:“Together we can end violence against women and girls” Joint ADCS ADASS response
May 2009


DCSF: Early Years Foundation Stage Profile Data Arrangements
May 2009


Lord Laming - The Protection of Children in England: A Progress Report ADCS LGA Solace joint response
April 2009


UKCES Call for Feedback on the Sector Skills Council Re-licensing Process
March 2009


DCSF: Ending Child Poverty: Making It Happen
March 2009


DCSF: Children and Young People’s 2020 Workforce Strategy
March 2009


DCSF: 21st Century Schools: A World-Class Education for Every Child and A School Report Card
March 2009


DCSF: Revised Statutory Guidance: The Roles and Responsibilities of the Lead Member for Children’s Services and the Director of Children’s Services
February 2009


NICE: When to suspect Child Maltreatment
February 2009


Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) review of social workers Joint ADCS Solace response
February 2009

DCSF: School Organisation Regulations and Guidance
January 2009


Ofsted: A focus on improvement: proposals for further education and skills system inspections from September 2009
January 2009


Continuing Health Care Framework for Children ADCS ADASS and LGA joint response
January 2009


Ofsted/ DCSF: Indicators of a school’s contribution to well-being
January 2009