Introduction to ACSeS
ACSeS is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered number 6417056. Our Registered office is at 1 Park Row Leeds LS1 5AB.
A membership organisation for chief officers and deputies of principal local authorities in England and Wales responsible for managing legal and administrative functions. Most members are statutory monitoring officers or deputies for their authorities having responsibility for corporate governance.
A professional body providing training and networking to ensure the highest standards and skills are developed and maintained by its members.
A stakeholder in local government working with Government Departments, Agencies and local government organisations for improvement and best practice development.
A stakeholder in the legal profession striving to maintain and improve professional standards in local government legal practice and to ensure the availability of qualified and trained legal resources.
The Association was formed in 1996 arising from the merger of the Association of District Secretaries and the Society of County Secretaries.
ACSeS became a Company Limited by Guarantee in November 2007.
Membership is open to local government officers heading up governance, legal services, democratic services, administrative, scrutiny and standards functions, including monitoring officers and their deputies. Associate and international membership classes were introduced in 2008.
Members are drawn from County, District and Unitary Councils, Police and Fire & Rescue Authorities, National Park and other joint committees and Regional Development Agencies.