The Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has today published a new discussion paper on the impacts of Covid-19 on children and their families. The report puts lived experiences front and centre in national recovery planning whilst articulating what is needed to restore and reset children support services.


Speaking of the report, James Bullion, ADASS President, said:


 “Covid-19 has exposed the dreadful inequalities many members of our society, those experienced by people in need of help and support, with mental ill health or living with learning disabilities, poorer communities, Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

 “Children and young people might have been less at risk of contracting the disease, yet had to and will be bearing the consequences of a world rapidly changing around them.

 “The impact the pandemic will be long-standing and will affect how we lead our lives for many years to come. However, as the ADCS report states, it is now a time to be bold and to tackle head on the inequalities and social barriers in our society.

 “ADASS fully supports the report, and joins ADCS in asking the Government for urgent reform of all social services, for all our sakes.



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