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About us

Welcome to the ADCS website

ADCS is the national membership association in England for DCSs and their senior teams

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Safeguarding Pressures

Phase 6 of National Research Report Published

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Elective Home Education

ADCS Elective Home Education Survey Analysis Report 2018

Key Resources

Safeguarding Pressures

National research into safeguarding activity

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

ADCS Elective Home Education Report 2018

Summary analysis of survey carried out in 2018


A range of ILACS resources

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...


Regional Spotlight

Children's Services Policy Context

A range of resources including children’s services statutory duties, timeline of events and changes effecting children’s services, roles and responsibilities of DCS and LM


Policy Spotlight

NCASC 2018

Stuart Gallimore's Presidential address and other NCASC related items available here.