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Norfolk County Council launched the new Children’s Advice and Duty Service (CADS) on Wednesday 17 October. CADS aims to improve how agencies in Norfolk work together to keep children safe and ensure that all children are getting the right support, as soon as safeguarding concerns are raised.
The new team of senior social workers will provide advice and support to other professionals who are worried about a child, talking through the risks and strengths within families and agreeing together who is best placed to meet the child’s needs.
It will mean the end of written referrals and the creation of a new direct line to social workers.