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Call for national review of children's mental health services

07/04/2022

The new president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has called for a post-pandemic national review of children’s mental health services.

Children and families need £12.5bn over three years, says new ADCS president

22/04/2021

The growing number of children and families who need support 'to thrive, not just survive in the wake of the pandemic' will need investment of around £12.5bn over three years, says England's new children’s services chief.

Children’s services face £824m budget gap

24/02/2021

A funding shortfall of £824m is being faced by children’s services, according to research published today.

ADCS issues warning of family crisis to come

04/12/2020

The Government need to provide a long-term financial settlement for to tackle rising demand for children’s services, experts have warned as economic consequences of COVID hit.

ADCS president calls for welfare overhaul

08/07/2020

The impact of the pandemic on children’s futures must not be underestimated, the president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) has said.

Auditors bid to explain real cause of difference in councils' spend on kids

23/01/2019

A nine-fold variation in spending on children’s social care could largely be down to ‘differences in characteristics’ between councils, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) study.

Funding call to end 'postcode lottery' for children's services

11/07/2018

MPs today called for more funds to help end a so-called postcode lottery for children’s services.

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