The Workforce Policy Committee has lead responsibility for issues relating to professional standards, training and qualifications, workforce planning and working with national regulatory and training bodies.

The committee links closely with the various regional ADCS groups to identify new and emerging practice and assesses the impact of ongoing public service reforms in all areas relevant to children’s services including education, health, safeguarding, social care and family justice.

Meeting Dates

Policy committee meeting dates for 2023 are available here.


Chair: Rachael Wardell, Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning, Surrey County Council. To contact Rachael, email Rachael.Wardell@surreycc.gov.uk

Vice Chair: Florah Shiringo, Kent Councty Council

ADCS Policy Officer: Matt Cunningham supports the work of the committee. To contact Matt, email matt.cunningham@adcs.org.uk

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