In 2012 and 2013, ADCS published position statements articulating members’ collective aspirations for the care system with a particular focus on how we support adolescents, taking into account the balance of parenting responsibility between the state and a young person’s family.
Much has changed in the intervening period and this updated position statement considers the purposes of care in light of the challenges facing children, young people and families in 2021 and the context in which local authorities currently operate. This paper maintains the focus on adolescents as their needs continue to be less well met by our current very binary construct of care.
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