Our Vision

Our vision is to be the professional and strategic leadership organisation for social services in Wales.

Our mission is to promote independence and to protect vulnerable people.

We want to:

  • make a positive different to people’s lives
  • give citizens real control and a stronger voice
  • help users and carers to maintain their independence by focusing on preventative services
  • build on people’s strengths and the strengths of those around them, particularly in relation to safeguarding and personal responsibility.

Our objectives are to:

  • work with all partners leading on the transformation of social services in Wales
  • ensure the provision of modern, accessible and responsive services, which are delivered flexibly, consistently and sustainably across organisational boundaries
  • champion and drive the implementation of ADSS Cymru priorities
  • shape and influence public policy development across Wales
  • provide strong leadership for the social services workforce
  • ensure social services has a strong voice within the corporate centre of local government
  • work with all partners to ensure excellent public service across Wales
  • develop and strengthen relationships between commissioners and providers of social services in Wales
  • promote and enhance public understanding of social services and the positive role it plays by engaging with the media.