£3.1 million boost for London's recovery18/10/2021

London has been awarded just over £3.1 million from the DfE for its pandemic Recovery Plan.

£10million to help young Londoners avoid violence29/07/2021

London’s Directors of Children’s Services, in partnership with London’s Violence Reduction Unit, CAMHS providers and the NHS Violence Reduction programme have secured £10 million investment to support thousands of young people at risk of serious violence

Summer violence prevention approach agreed20/07/2021

Strategic Partners agree approach to preventing and responding to summer violence.


Pan-London Child Exploitation Protocol 202118/03/2021

Pan-London Child Exploitation Protocol 2021 - Launched 18th March.  The protocol outlines how, through our partnerships, we assess, challenge and provide an enhanced, effective service to reduce the harm and threats posed to children from exploitation and target offenders to prevent and disrupt criminality.

New Adolescent Safeguarding Oversight Board09/03/2021

The London Adolescent Safeguarding Oversight Board has been created to provide dedicated co-ordination and oversight of pan-London work to safeguard young people.

Children's Minister at ALDCS LIIA Summit11/02/2021

Minister for Children Vicky Ford offered her ‘heartfelt thanks to every single social worker and all of you who are working to support families and children’

Clarity for children's services on visits15/01/2021

The ALDCS Social Care Practice Leaders Group has published a revised Position Statement to support visiting children during the pandemic and contact arrangements for children in care.


LIIA London Q2 benchmarking report published07/12/2020

View the LIIA London Q2 benchmarking and observation reports and checkout our emerging set of interactive dashboards.

ADCS EHE survey 2020 - View the summary analysis 07/12/2020

Check out the summary analysis of the 2020 elective home education (EHE) survey on the ADCS website.

Read ALDCS Chair's latest ADCS blog20/09/2020

Check out ALDCS Chair Martin Pratt's blog (25/09/2020) on the ADCS website, where he reflects on the findings from the recent Research In Practice Report, Learning from Lockdown.