The Conference will take place at the International Convention Centre (ICC) London ExCel on the 19th to 21st of October 2011.

Organised by the Local Government Group (LG Group), Association of Directors of Social Services (ADASS) and Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS), this event is entitled ‘Tough times, good decisions’ and is vital to councillors, directors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for education, children’s services and adult care in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors.

It is also an important opportunity for partners working in health, schools and related fields as well as MPs with an interest in social care, children’s services and education.

The programme will give many opportunities to hear keynote ministerial addresses and take part in plenary sessions. There will be a variety of participatory breakouts and networking sessions.

Regularly attended by more than 1,000 delegates, this conference is widely recognised as the most important annual event of its kind. This is your opportunity to hear the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas, put your questions and comments to those involved in shaping them at the highest level, and network with your peers on the issues that matter to you locally.

Come along – share, engage, network and participate with your peers and leave informed, stimulated and motivated to develop and improve your offer to your communities.

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