Staff College Aims

The Staff College has been established to support the development of leadership and management capacity in local authorities and their Children’s Trust partner organisations and, through this, contribute to the improvement of locality services for children, young people and families. Whilst acting as the CPD arm of ADCS, the Staff College will seek to:

  • develop current and future leaders
  • provide timely and appropriate CPD opportunities for all ADCS members
  • horizon scan and anticipate emerging challenges for local authorities and their CT partners
  • support and lead on new developments to meet these challenges
  • be instrumental in developing the “collective intelligence” of the children’s services
  • community respond to systemic and organisational changes in children’s services