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 2015-16 is Alison O'Sullivan, Director of Children's Services at Kirklees Council.

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ADCS annual conference

Alison O'Sullivan's Presidential Address now available.

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Radicalisation and Extremism

New signposting resource

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Out of Area Placements of Children in Care

New resource now online providing secure contact details and more information for each local authority

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Alison O'Sullivan | ADCS President

Family Justice Young People’s Board

The highlight of this week was an invitation I received to attend the Family Justice Young People’s Board Annual Conference. I was greeted by Rebecca and Bethany who got involved with the Cafcass Young Voices Project 8 or 9 years ago and were founder members of the Young People’s Board in 2006.

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National Children and Adults Services Conference 2015

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Single Inspection Framework


For updates and summary of published outcomes click here.

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

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