Children's services improvement

We offer councils a wide range of support on children's services improvement – on a free-of-charge or subsidised basis.

A mixed group of young children looking very happy while listening to someone reading a book

The aims of the programme are to:                       

  • improve outcomes for the most vulnerable children and their families
  • enable political and corporate leaders to understand and fulfil their role as corporate parent
  • support leaders and leadership teams with their improvement journeys
  • promote a whole council and partnership approach to improving social care and SEND outcomes
  • improve outcomes for children in the early years with a particular focus on speech and language development
  • strengthen strategic oversight of children’s services including corporate parenting and scrutiny arrangements.

These aims will be met through a range of support and development opportunities offered to leaders who contribute to the delivery of effective children’s services.