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Welcome to the ADCS website

The Association of Directors of Children's Services

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Reflections on the Children Acts 1989 & 2004

A series of reflections from ADCS Presidents past and present

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Elective Home Education Survey 2019

Summary analysis of the latest EHE survey

Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS discussion paper on Serious Youth Violence...

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...


A range of ILACS resources

Press Columns

ADCS articles featured in the press

In the Media

Regional Spotlight

Priorities for the next government

On the campaign trail for the general election we’ve heard politicians talking about all sorts of things from Brexit to investing in our NHS and schools…

Policy Spotlight

Policy Spotlight

A health care system that works for all children

ADCS position paper on health and wellbeing


A Christmas Carol

As I write this blog, we are in the final days of the various general election campaigns. By the time you read this, you will...

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