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

ADCS Safeguarding Pressures Research Phase 4

The latest research report from ADCS looking at the safeguarding-related pressures on local authorities.

See Full Report and Executive Summary

NCASC 2014

President's speech

Conference website

More ADCS News



Alison O'Sullivan | ADCS Vice President

This week's blog: Ofsted’s thematic review represents a missed opportunity

The fact that arrangements for responding effectively to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) are not fully in place across all councils and that practice is not yet consistently developed is hardly news to anyone. This is a rapidly developing field of work and many of us hoped the report would provide us with is a more in-depth capturing of best practice and a thoughtful analysis of some of the common features of this as evidenced across the with authorities inspectors visited…

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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