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Wed, 03 Jul 19 13:00
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About us

Welcome to the ADCS website

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

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President's Speech

Rachel Dickinson's inaugural speech

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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


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


Policy Spotlight

ADCS President 2019/20

Rachel Dickinson, Executive Director People, Barnsley MBC becomes the ADCS President for 2019/20 from 1 April.