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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com
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