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.

Latest News

Consultation Response

ADCS, LGA and Solace response to Joint targeted area inspection (JTAI) consultation.

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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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The ADCS blog will share the voice of a wide range of ADCS members. Over the coming weeks we will hear about educational achievement, safeguarding and the progress made by the Doncaster Children's Trust.

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Talking Heads

Stuart Carlton, ADCS Elected Director talks about the educational attainment of children in care.

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.

Contact us:
0161 826 9484

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