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Welcome to the ADCS website

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

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Building a workforce that works for all children

ADCS Policy Position Paper

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ADCS Annual Conference

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Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Safeguarding Pressures

National research into safeguarding activity


A range of ILACS resources

ADCS Elective Home Education Report 2018

Summary analysis of survey carried out in 2018

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

A call to arms against poverty

ADCS column for The MJ from ADCS President, Stuart Gallimore. Child poverty levels in England are rising, and 'if we do nothing we will look back in shame"