SEADCS

The South East Branch of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services

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The South East Branch of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services meets five times a year and is co-chaired by Lucy Butler (West Sussex) and Mac Heath (Milton Keynes). Contacts for the DCSs can be found here.

Twice a year these are joint meetings with the Lead Members for Children’s Services.

Please direct all enquiries about these meetings to Mac Heath or Lucy Butler (contact details below).

Alison Michalska (Children’s Improvement Adviser at LGA) (contact details below) is coordinating a programme of activities for the Lead Members’ Group.

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Governance & Reports

The agendas and minutes of the SEADCS Branch meetings are not published.

SEADCS Meetings for 2024

Friday 2 February 10-1 DCS only Face to Face

Friday 17 May 10-1 DCS only Face to Face

Friday 5 July 10-12 Separate meetings for DCSs and LMs followed by Joint Meeting 12-1. Online

Friday 20 September 10-1 DCS only Face to Face

Friday 6 December 10-12 Separate meetings for DCSs and LMs followed by Joint Meeting 12-1. Online

For further information contact Mac Heath (DCS MK) or Lucy Butler (DCS West Sussex), joint chairs, details below.

Contact Details

SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk

07880 787007

Director of Children, Young People and Learning (DCS): Lucy Butler (West Sussex)

lucy.butler@westsussex.gov.uk

Director of Children’s Services: Dr Mac Heath (Milton Keynes)

Mac.Heath@milton-keynes.gov.uk

01908 253121

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Helen Watson (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)

helen.watson5@icloud.com

07810 011892