About South East ADASS

The ADASS branch in the South East brings together 18 Directors of Adult Social Services (DASSs) across the region to work together to help lead improvement in adult social care.

There are seven county councils and 11 unitary authorities in the South East.

County Councils
Buckinghamshire
East Sussex
Hampshire
Kent
Oxfordshire
Surrey
West Sussex

Unitary Authorities
Bracknell Forest
Brighton and Hove
Isle of Wight
Medway
Portsmouth
Reading
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Slough
Southampton
West Berkshire
Wokingham

All councils work co-operatively within a South East ADASS Memorandum of Understanding. DASSs commission and lead a Regional Programme which focuses on what councils can do better together and with partners.

The Regional Programme is delivered through an established structure of networks and groups to:

  • support shared learning
  • accelerate implementation of new legislation and effective practice
  • enable benchmarking
  • offer a critical friend role

To view the Regional Programme 2018/19 click here

DASSs show a high level of commitment and support to the Regional Programme. This includes chairing networks and groups, undertaking peer reviews, acting as mentors to Deputy or Assistant Directors and enabling staff to be engaged with the Regional Programme.