AC19 Programme

ADCS Annual Conference 2019 - Programme Outline

Draft: Last edited: 17 June 2019

DCS Only Sessions: Wednesday 3 - Thursday 4 July

The first 24 hours of this event are for Directors of Children’s Services (DCSs) only, with DCS only sessions taking place between approx 12:45pm and 6pm on Wednesday 3 July (registration and lunch open from 11:45am); and 8:45am and 10:30am on Thursday 4 July (registration open from 8:00am).

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Thursday 4 July

Time Session
11:00am Safeguarding - open to all ADCS members
12:15pm Lunch and networking
1:45pm President’s Address: Rachel Dickinson - event opens to press and other stakeholders as well as ADCS members
2:15pm Ministerial Address: Children’s Minister, Nadhim Zahawi MP
3:15pm Andi Brierley - Child in Care / Care Leaver Specialist
4:30pm Workshop Sessions x 4:
A: Inclusive education
B: Learning from SEND inspections
C: Working together to prevent suicide
D: Funding for children’s services (workshop full)
6:00pm Close
7:30pm Drinks Reception
8:00pm Networking Dinner

Friday 5 July

Time Session
9:00am Workshop Sessions x 3:
E: Investing in the early help workforce
F: Early years and life chances
G: Promoting emotional health and wellbeing
10:45am Charlie Taylor, Chair of the Youth Justice Board
11:45am Ofsted Panel session
12:45pm Barnsley Youth Council
1:15pm President’s Closing Remarks
1:30pm Close of Conference.

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