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NCASC 2022

The National Children and Adult Services Conference 2022 will take place in person at Manchester Central, 2-4 November 2022.

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2022 Policy Committee Meetings

All members of ADCS are eligible to join and contribute to the work of our six national policy committees. This is where we consider all aspects of children’s services policy and practice. Our national committees also lead on the development of consultation responses and submissions of evidence to select committee inquiries as well as ADCS policy position papers, such as ‘A youth justice system that works for children,’ which we published in autumn 2021. Previously these groups met for three to four hours on a quarterly basis, usually in London. From the onset of the pandemic meetings now place online and are 1.5 – 2 hours. Some meetings join up two committees to discuss shared areas of interest. Additional ad-hoc meetings may be arranged to consider evolving issues and the pandemic response.

Educational Achievement looks at all aspects of education from the early years to FE, skills and training plus assessment, school improvement and standards.

2022 meeting dates - 28 January, 22 March, 24 May, 21 September, 22 November.

Families, Communities & Young People covers safeguarding, youth work, youth justice, child poverty, family justice, preventative services and the early years.

2022 meeting dates - 14 January, 31 March, 25 May, 29 September, 30 November.

Health, Care & Additional Needs looks at all forms of permanence, SEND and the health and wellbeing of children and families.

2022 meeting dates - 14 January, 25 March, 25 May, 7 October, 23 November.

Resources & Sustainability covers all aspects of funding for children’s services, commissioning, school place planning, capital and admissions.

2022 meeting dates - 28 January, 25 March, 27 May, 14 October, 1 December.

Standards, Performance & Inspection covers the breadth of inspection activity, Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliances, intervention, data and performance management.

2022 meeting dates - 27 January, 1 April, 24 May, 20 September, 30 November.

Workforce Development takes in professional standards and registration, training, qualifications and workforce planning.

2022 meeting dates – 25 January, 24 March, 25 May, 29 September, 1 December.

We’re particularly keen to diversify regional representation on our national groups so that our engagements with government, and others, accurately reflect the state of play in local areas as they develop new policies and guidance, for example. If you would like to find out more about a specific group, please get in touch with the ADCS team for more information

Annual Conference 2022

Thank you to all those who contributed to another succesful conference

Presenations and speeches from conference can be found here.

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