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Annual Conference 2017

ADCS Annual Conference 2017

5 - 7 July / Midland Hotel / Manchester

The ADCS Annual Conference 2017 will take place between 5 – 7 July at The Midland Hotel in Manchester. As in previous years, the first day will be for DCSs only – for all other ADCS members the conference will open at around 11am on Thursday 7 July.

Booking forms

We are only accepting non-residential bookings.

Please use the correct booking form. ‘All members’ booking form refers to all ADCS members who are not statutory directors of children’s services. Booking forms are Word .docx files. If you have any difficulty opening the files please contact rebecca.denny@adcs.org.uk


Programme (updated 16 June 2017 - subject to change)


Thursday Gala Dinner

Fish will be served as the main course at Thursday’s Gala Dinner. Delegates who do not eat fish should contact rebecca.denny@adcs.org.uk

Information for booked delegates

The following link offers up some basic information for delegates who are now booked onto the conference - please check these FAQs prior to contacting the office with general enquiries.

View the FAQs for booked delegates (pdf)

The conference is exclusively for ADCS members – all of whom are senior leaders in children’s services, and as a result provides a unique opportunity for peers to get together and share best practice and experiences. If you are not currently a member of ADCS and would like to attend the conference, please contact info@adcs.org.uk for further information.

Cancellation policy

Cancellations received after 19 May 2017 will incur 100% of charges. Delegate replacements can be made up to seven days prior to the conference but the replacement delegate must be an ADCS member. Please note that it is not normally possible to send a substitute to the DCS only aspect of the conference.