The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd

The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd - ADCS - is the national leadership association in England for statutory directors of children's services and other children's services professionals in leadership roles. More

This website contains information about the Association and its work. Included within the site are a range of publications and documents including press releases, position statements, protocols and consultation responses.

The President of ADCS 2014-15 is Alan Wood, Director of Children's Services at Hackney Council.

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Policy Committee updates

Updates on the work of the ADCS Policy Committees are now online



Closing the gap
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Alison O'Sullivan | ADCS Vice President

This week's blog: The vital role of first line managers

" Last week I had the pleasure of opening a conference for 100 first line managers from the Yorkshire and Humber region who work in children and family services across 15 local authorities. The conference was about the new development programme for first line managers. Over 300 managers have already taken part in the programme this year. "

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Annual conference

Diary date

8 - 10 July 2015

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Ordinary Membership of ADCS is open to senior colleagues in local authority Children's Services departments.

Contact us:
0161 826 9484

The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd
Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester, M1 2AP