Children's Services Peer Challenge

We offer peer challenges and diagnostics to underpin the LGA sector led improvement support, assisting local authorities on their improvement journey. Our range of support offers are detailed below.


In response to continuing demand from local authorities and the ongoing pressures from external scrutiny (including the Ofsted ILACS framework), we have a number of peer reviews and diagnostics that have been designed to assist local authorities on their improvement journey. The Children’s Services Remote Peer Diagnostic sets out how we will offer our ranges of peer challenges remotely.

We provide both on-site and remote peer challenges and diagnostics on a fully costed basis. LGA Principal Advisers for each region work alongside regional Children's Improvement Advisers, and they are responsible for determining appropriate peer support for local authorities in each region. Support can be fully or partly subsidised, based on a range of risk based criteria.

Feedback from local authorities who have received LGA peer reviews of their Children’s Services