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

Age Assessment Information Sharing for Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children

Revised guidance and proform for information sharing

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No wrong doors: working together to support young carers and their families

Revised young carers memorandum of understanding

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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

'Unregulated' schools

A concern emerging in many areas is that of regulation – or lack of it - of independent schools and some settings in which care and support are provided...

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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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Manchester, M1 2AP