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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Radicalisation and Extremism

New signposting resource

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Out of Area Placements of Looked After Children

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

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Alison O'Sullivan | ADCS President

The Upcoming Conference

I have been preoccupied this week with final preparations for next week’s ADCS Annual Conference. So I must write about that! I always knew there was a lot of work in organising a conference of this scale but it was not until I became more closely involved in the detail that I realised the full extent of what is involved.

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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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0161 826 9484

The Association of Directors of Children's Services Ltd
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