The National Children and Adult Services Conference is a vital annual event for councillors, directors, senior officers, directors of public health, policy makers and service managers, and any individuals or organisations with responsibilities for children and adults services in the statutory, voluntary and private sector.

The conference is the annual opportunity for those with an interest in social care, children’s services, education, health and related fields to network with peers and hear the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas.

The Local Government Association (LGA)

The Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS)

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS)

Workshop Session Bids

We are currently seeking bids to run workshop sessions at #NCASC19

Workshops provide a vital opportunity for attendees to consider current issues; new and future developments; examples of innovation; and, good practice. Topics will be chosen to reflect the breadth of key issues and priorities within children’s and adults’ services, both at a strategic and operational level, and to facilitate sharing local experiences.

The planning committee will give particular consideration to adults’ services bids which include the voice and perspective of service users or those with lived experience (either in person or represented in another way).

This year the ADCS and LGA children’s teams would particularly welcome bids from LAs/other organisations to run sessions on:

  • The early years
  • CAMHS
  • Education/ schools-related issues
  • Youth services/ services for adolescents.

The planning committee cannot guarantee bids in these areas will be successful, however, we are keen to see these topics reflected in the 2019 programme alongside the usual, fantastic and eclectic array of other children’s services policy topics.

The deadline for bids is 1 April 2019.

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Our Community

Partners in wider public services, the voluntary, community and private sectors who work in this area – from suppliers to providers – will also be in attendance offering a unique opportunity to draw together over 1000 delegates with a shared interest in the breadth of this policy area.

Our Exhibition

An exciting exhibition sits at the heart of NCASC, offering over 80 organisations, including government departments and executive agencies, the opportunity to showcase a wide variety of services and solutions to influential decision makers in local authorities, statutory providers and other colleagues across the health, social care and education sectors.

Who should attend?

The event is aimed at all those from local and central government, voluntary organisations and the private sector with an interest in the provision of effective services for children, young people, their families and vulnerable adults, including health, social care and education.