Families and SPI Committees Meeting - 8 November 2021

Joint meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

Please note: this is a provisional date TBC

Education Committee Meeting - 18 Nov 2021

Educational Achievement Policy Committee meeting

HCAN and Resources Committees Meeting - 17 Nov 2021

Joint meeting of the Health, Care & Additional Needs and Resources & Sustainability Policy Committees

Workforce Committee Meeting - 11 Nov 2021

Workforce Development Policy Committee meeting

Education and HCAN Committees Meeting - 1 Oct 2021

Joint meeting of the Educational Achievement and Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committees

Families and Workforce Committees Meeting - 13 Sept 2021

Join meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Workforce Development Policy Committees

Resources and SPI Committees Meeting - 8 Sept 2021

Joint meeting of the Resources & Sustainability and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

Please note: This is a provisional date TBC

Resources Committee Meeting - 7 May 2021

Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee meeting

Education and SPI Committees Joint Meeting - 20 May 2021

Joint meeting of the Educational Achievement and Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committees

HCAN and Workforce Joint Committee Meeting 14 May 2021

Joint Health, Care & Additional Needs and Workforce Development Policy Committes meeting

Families Committee Meeting 6 May 2021

Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee meeting

Education Committee Meeting - 30 March 2021

Educational Achievement Policy Committe meeting

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FCYP Committee Meeting - 25 March 2021

Families, Communities & Young People Policy Committee meeting

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HCAN Committee Meeting - 17 March 2021

Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee Meeting

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Workforce Committee Meeting - 16 March 2021

Workforce Development Policy Committee Meeting

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SPI Committee Meeting - 11 March 2021

Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee Meeting

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Resources Committee Meeting - 2 March 2021

Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee Meeting

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Workforce Committee Meeting - 26 Jan 2021

Workforce Development Policy Committee Meeting

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FCYP and HCAN Joint Committee Meeting - 25 Jan 2021

Joint meeting of the Families, Communities & Young People and Health, Care & Additional Needs Policy Committee

SPI Meeting - 14 Jan 2021

Standards, Performance & Inspection Policy Committee Meeting

Resources and Education Joint Committee Meeting - 13 Jan 2021

Joint meeting of the Resources & Sustainability and Educational Achievement Policy Committees

Annual Conference 2021

ADCS Annual Conference 2021

Wednesday 7th - Friday 9th July

  • This conference is for ADCS members only. If you are eligible for membership, but not yet enrolled, please contact membership@adcs.org.uk
  • The conference will take place online using Zoom.
  • Final joining instructions will be shared with registered delegates approx. 2-3 days before the event
  • Registered delegates do not need to confirm which sessions they wish to attend
  • Unfortunately, PA/Support contact details cannot be added to our conference distribution lists
  • For members who would like to attend the conference and are not currently booked on, please contact ADCS Events & Communications Officer, Rebecca Denny at rebecca.denny@adcs.org.uk

Draft Programme

Wednesday 7th July - DCS only sessions

Details will be shared directly with DCSs.


Thursday 8th July

9:30am - 10:00am: Presidential Address

Charlotte Ramsden, ADCS President

10:00am - 10:45am: Ministerial Address

Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary UnderSecretary of State for Children and Families

11.30am – 1.00pm: Care Review and Permanence

During this session, delegates will hear from Josh MacAlister, Chair of the independent review of children’s social care, on the emerging themes and the case he is putting forward for change. Other panel members will touch on the CMA’s market study into children’s social care provision, along with wider issues around permanence for children and young people.

1.45pm – 3.15pm: Rethinking Responses to Adolescents and Risk

This session will focus on policy and practice responses to criminal exploitation and serious youth violence, with a particular focus on work with, and support for, boys and young men. Delegates will hear from Nazir Afzal, OBE, along with inputs from panel members, followed by a Q&A.

4.00pm – 5.00pm: Children’s Commissioner for England – The Big Ask survey

In this session, the Children’s Commissioner for England, Dame Rachel de Souza, will share some of the key findings and messages shared by over 500,000 children and young people taking part in The Big Ask Survey.


Friday 9th July

10.00am – 11.00am: Education Recovery

In this session, Sir Alan Wood, CBE, will share some of the key points that were put forward to government when planning for education recovery. Delegates will also hear from panel members who will consider the links to wider reform of the school system in England.

11.45am – 12.15pm: The Voice of Young People, Salford City Council

1.15pm – 2.15pm: The Future Health System for Children and Young People

The system of health is once again going through a period of transformation. This session will provide an opportunity to hear what the NHSE long term plan and development of ICSs means in terms of the social, emotional and mental health offer to children and young people, and how the links are being made to other parts of the system, including the offer in schools.

3.00pm – 4.00pm: Inspection

Delegates will initially hear a keynote speech from HMCI followed by the opportunity to put questions to the inspectorate’s national leads for education and social care.

4.00pm – 4.15pm: ADCS President’s closing remarks