A position paper from the Association of Directors of Children's Services. There are more children and young people in our society than ever before yet they are at risk of being short changed as the nation’s focus turns to ‘Brexit,’ the economy and the growing pressures in the NHS and adult social care. The government has consistently stated its ambition to build “…a country that works for everyone…” To achieve this aim, members of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) believe we must first invest in children and young people to build a country that works for all children and their families.
Whilst most, if not all of us, are learning to come to terms with the rapidly changing world of work, communication, travel, science, technology, engineering etc. it is becoming very clear that once you start thinking about what is often called the digital challenge, it soon becomes obvious that what we are facing is a quantum leap in the speed of change compared to what has gone before.