Mentor Plus scheme for new directors of children’s services
Commissioned by the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) with effect from the 1st April 2016 the Mentor Plus scheme aims to provide each newly appointed director of children’s services (DCS) with a mentor who is an experienced DCS.
Mentoring is particularly suited to new appointments where the mentor can offer advice and guidance based on their own experience and provide examples of dealing with similar situations, issues and challenges whilst supporting the mentee in analysis, reflection and determining appropriate action.
The Mentor Plus scheme aims to:-
- Provide mentors for newly appointed DCSs, creating an effective and highly personalised professional support network during the critical early months of taking up the post
- Give new DCSs access to experience and knowledge that they may judge to be limited in their own career to date
- Accrue benefits to both the mentor and mentee.