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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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Serious Youth Violence and Knife Crime

ADCS Discussion Paper

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ADCS Annual Conference

Presentations and Speeches

Key Resources

Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

Out of Area Placement Directory

Contact details for LAs when making placements out...

Children's Services Policy Context

Overview of key legislation, policy and inspection...

Safeguarding Pressures

National research into safeguarding activity


A range of ILACS resources


Regional Spotlight


Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliances are a trusted, effective and coherent model of sector-led improvement


Policy Spotlight

President's Column: Domestic Abuse

Rachel Dickinson's latest column for CYP Now discusses domestic abuse


Making our voices heard

The North East is a unique and wonderful place to live and work with so many positives ranging from the fantastic environment...

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Grow your own

As I sit down to write this blog the ADCS Annual Conference 2019 has just finished. If you didn’t get a chance to catch...

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