This is a joint statement by ADSS Cymru and ADEW. 

The Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Cymru is the national professional and strategic leadership organisation for social services. We are a membership organisation, representing all 22 local authorities in Wales.

As the national leadership organisation for social services in Wales, the role of ADSS Cymru is to represent the collective, authoritative voice of Directors of Social Services, Heads of Adult Services, and Children’s Services, together with professionals who support vulnerable children and adults, their families and communities, on a range of national and regional issues of social care policy, practice and resourcing. It is the only national body that can articulate the view of those professionals who lead our social care services.

The Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW) is the professional group of local authority officers accountable for statutory education functions in each of the Local Authorities in Wales.

The Association has a long-established role in advising on the strategic development and delivery of education and other associated initiates on behalf of local authorities in Wales.

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  • Author: ADSS Cymru
  • Date: 19/11/2021