Jenny Coles Inaugural Presidential Address

Jenny Coles inaugural Presidential address

Jenny Coles became the ADCS President on 1 April 2020. It has not been possible for Jenny to make her inaugural speech in person at a reception to mark the start of her Presidency, instead Jenny has written an inaugural address and prepared a brief video message. Jenny’s address sets out the Association’s policy priorities for the Presidential year 2020/21. Our thanks to Vicky Ford MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families and to Jonathan Slater, Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education for their supportive words which can be found below.

View Jenny Coles Presidential address (pdf)

To view the supporting ADCS press release, click here.

Video message from Jenny Coles


Message from Vicky Ford MP​

“I’m delighted to welcome Jenny Coles as President of ADCS and Charlotte Ramsden as Vice President. The work that you and your colleagues do couldn’t be more important at this extraordinary time, which poses heightened levels of risk to many of our most vulnerable children. I want to say thank you to all who work in Children’s Social Care for your continued commitment and the quality of what you do, to DCSs for your leadership and to Rachel Dickinson for working so effectively in partnership with the Department over the last year. I look forward to a similarly strong relationship with Jenny and Charlotte in the coming year.”


Video message from Jonathan Slater



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