This paper has been drawn up by the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) to:

  • Assist councils in the appointment of their Director of Adults Social Services (DASS) by setting out the essential criteria for those roles and the responsibilities of the post holder
  • Assist councils in the re-organisation and merger of chief officer and/or chief executive roles
  • Assist integrated health and care organisations in understanding the duties and responsibilities that councils have for social care, social work and the social model
  • Assist those aspiring to such roles
  • Assist Sector Led Improvement

July 2017