Featured Event

Wed, 05 Jul 17 13:00

FCYP and SPI Policy Committee Meeting 30 Nov 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk for more information.

EA and WD Policy Committee Meeting 24 Nov 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of the Educational Achievement and Workforce Development Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

HCAN and RS Policy Committee Meeting 3 November 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of the Health, Care & Additional Needs and Resources & Sustainability Policy Committees

Please contact esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

FCYP and WD Policy Committee Meeting 29 Sept 2017

ADCS members only

​Combined meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Workforce Development Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

EA and HCAN Policy Committee Meeting 22 Sept 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of Educational Achievement and Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

RS and SPI Policy Committee Meeting 21 Sept 2017

ADCS members only

​Combined meeting of Resources & Sustainability and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

EA and SPI Policy Committee Meeting 12 May 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of Educational Achievement and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk for more information.

FCYP and RS Policy Committee Meeting 5 May 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of Families, Communities & Young People and Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee

Chairs: Jenny Coles and Ian Thomas

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

HCAN and WD Policy Committee Meeting 21 Apr 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of the Health, Care & Additional Needs and Workforce Development Policy Committees

Chairs: Charlotte Ramsden and Rachael Wardell

Please contact esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

WD Policy Committee Meeting 3 Feb 2017

ADCS members only

Workforce Development Policy Committee meeting

Chair: Rachael Wardell

Please contact esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

EA and RS Policy Committee Meeting 27 Jan 2017

ADCS members only

​Combined meeting of the Educational Achievement and Resources & Sustainability Policy Committees

Chairs: Debbie Barnes and Ian Thomas

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

SPI Policy Committee Meeting 26 Jan 2017

ADCS members only

Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee meeting

Chair: Stuart Gallimore

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk for more information.

FCYP and HCAN Joint Policy Committee Meeting 20 Jan 2017

ADCS members only

Combined meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committees

Chairs: Jenny Coles and Charlotte Ramsden

Please contact katy.block@adcs.org.uk or esther@adcs.org.uk for more information.

NCASC 2017

​National Children and Adult Services Conference 2017

​Bournemouth | 11 - 13 October 2017


Booking form

Download the booking form here.


Session bids

In order to submit a session bid, you must first register - click here for more information


More information

The LGA are lead organisers for NCASC 2017 - for more information click here


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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.


Latest news

  • Booking forms now available.

Booking forms

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

The final conference programme will be available shortly before the event. Speaker announcements and programme related news will be shared on this webpage and via the ADCS ebulletin when available.


FAQs

Booking Information FAQ

When is the conference?

For directors of children’s services, the conference opens with registration and lunch from 12noon on Wednesday 5 July. The ‘all members’ conference starts from 11am on Thursday 6 July (registration open from 8:30am). The conference will conclude on Friday 7 July around 2.30pm.

Who attends conference?

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.

Who is speaking?

Information on speakers will be announced in due course. Updates will be available on the ADCS website and in the weekly ADCS ebulletin.

What workshop sessions are there?

Information on workshops will be announced in due course. Updates will be available on the ADCS website and in the weekly ADCS ebulletin.

To enable registered delegates to attend the workshops that are of greatest interest to them, delegates will be contacted by email approximately 5 weeks prior to the conference with workshop information requesting their preferences. Places will be allocated on a first come-first served basis. There will be an opportunity at the conference to sign up to workshops, however, it is possible that some workshops may be full by this time.

What is included in the price?

We are delighted to return to The Midland Hotel in Manchester, and as a result of our long-standing relationship we have been able to freeze the price of residential conference bookings for the 7th year in a row. The full residential package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast, lunch, evening meal as well as refreshments throughout the day and a conference programme of plenary debate and workshop sessions. The conference is primarily a residential event and we encourage as many members to stay and make the most of the networking opportunities available, however, there are non-residential options available. Manchester is due to be very busy during the week of conference as a number of large events are taking place in the city. If you are making alternative arrangements for accommodation, we recommend you do so as early as possible.

How do I book and pay?

All booking forms can be found above. Completed forms should be returned to rebecca.denny@adcs.org.uk NB: As conference bedroom availability at the hotel is limited, please ensure your booking form is returned by 19 May to guarantee a residential place at the Midland Hotel.

Invoices will be sent out shortly after booking forms are received. All local authority booking forms must include a purchase order. We are not able to confirm a booking for the conference without a purchase order reference number. Please email rebecca.denny@adcs.org.uk if you have any queries. If you are paying as an individual, and not through a local authority, a purchase order reference is not necessary. Please state this in your cover email or within the booking form.

What is the 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.