The LHC run I has ended with (so far) no positive result and a long series of increasingly constraining limits set by the ATLAS and CMS collaboration from direct supersymmetry searches. The measurement of the mass and branching ratios of the newly discovered Higgs boson-like particle and precision flavour measurement impose further compelling constraints on low scale supersymmetry. In this seminar, I will review the status of the direct SUSY searches of the ATLAS collaboration. The different analyses targeting different SUSY production modes will be discussed. A particular emphasis will be put on the constraints on “natural” SUSY scenarios, arising from the searches for third generation squarks. Finally, the search prospects for the upcoming LHC run at nominal energy and luminosity will be highlighted.