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.

Latest News

Policy Committee updates

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



Closing the gap - Examples now available


More ADCS News



Alison O'Sullivan | ADCS Vice President

This week's blog: Recognising fantastic foster carers

Most of the young people in the children's homes were considered 'too difficult' to be cared for by families. Thankfully times have changed and the foster carer role has become more and more important.

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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