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ADCS - the Association of Directors of Children's Services

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ADCS is the national association in England for directors of children's services and their senior management teams

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NCASC 2018

National Children and Adult Services Conference 2018 | Manchester

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Directors of Children's Services

Contact details for all DCSs

A country that works for all children

ADCS policy position paper

Out of Area CiC Placement Directory

Secure contact details for all LAs in England and...

Single Inspection Framework

SIF outcomes summary

Social Work Evidence Template

Local authority social work evidence template...


Regional Spotlight


ADCS resource for the new Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services


Policy Spotlight

A Country That Works For All Children

ADCS policy position paper launched at the 2017 NCAS Conference in Bournemouth


Our shared focus

It just so happens that the week I was due to write the ADCS blog coincided with a number of connecting factors; of most...

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A family for life

Last month we celebrated National Adoption Week and this year’s theme was finding the right adopters for sibling groups.

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