ADSS Cymru delivers positive outcomes for the communities and people of Wales by informing and influencing legislation, policies and practices in the social care sector.

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ADSS Cymru is the voice of the professional and strategic leadership of social care services in Wales. We represent the  collective view of all twenty-two local authorities social services departments across Wales.

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What We Do

ADSS Cymru provides experience and expertise, both in terms of policy and professional practice, covering all aspects of social services. It is also a key information resource within the social services sector, responding to the demand for intelligence to inform strategic decision-making and best practice.

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Welsh Government
Welsh Local Government Associates (WLGA)
Social Care Wales
Care Inspectorate Wales
Care Forum Wales
Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW)
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales