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The ADCS Associates Network aims to keep Associate members up to date with policy and service issues; to generally assist in the development of ADCS and its overall aims to improve outcomes for children and young people; and to provide a network which can be called on for support by DCS and local authorities, as required.
ADCS Associate Membership is open to senior officers (from directors to third tier managers) who have worked within local authority children’s services, and who do not qualify for ordinary membership of the Association.
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The ADCS Associate's Network was launched at the 2011 ADCS Annual Conference.
Associate membership is open to former senior local authority (LA) officers (from Directors to third tier managers) who have worked within LA children’s services, and who do not qualify for ordinary membership of the Association.
Associate members pay an annual subscription to ADCS, (currently £180 inc. VAT), which entitles them to:
Associates have a range of skills and interests to contribute to the development of children’s services, and to the overall aim of ADCS to improve outcomes for children and young people.
A number of Associate members will still be actively working in a related field. A clear distinction is drawn between the voluntary contribution of Associates to the development of ADCS and any commercial, financial or other interests they may have as consultants, directors of companies or shareholders, or arising from the work done for other organisations, including any work undertaken in a regulatory or improvement capacity.
The aim of the Associates Network is to:
John Freeman is Chair of the Associates Network for the 2015/16 membership year. As Chair, John has a seat on the ADCS Council of Reference.
The Associates Network is keen to hear more from members about how they would like the Network to develop, and encourages new applications for associate membership from those who have left local authority children’s services.
For further information about the ADCS Associates Network or to contact one or all of the acting officers, please e-mail: email@example.com
Applications for Associate membership are available on request
9 July | Manchester
8 Sept | London
9 Dec | Manchester
3 Feb | London (TBC)
10 May | London
Terms of Reference
Associates Network Terms of Reference (revised June 2014)
To contact the Associates Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org