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.