Consultation Response Integrated Inspections

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services Ltd (ADCS) values the opportunity to respond to the consultation on integrated inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers and joint inspection of the Local Safeguarding Children Board. ADCS is the professional association for directors of children’s services and their senior management teams. Under the provisions of the Children Act 2004, the DCS is the chief officer responsible for the discharge of local authority functions with regard to children’s social care. The DCS provides a clear and unambiguous line of professional accountability for children’s services, including social care and as such, has a particular interest in the inspection of local authority services.

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