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Please see below for our Legal Disclaimer, including Copyright and Cookies

The London Innovation and Improvement Alliance website

While every effort is made to ensure that all the information on this site is accurate and up to date, we ask that you note that this information may be subject to change at short notice. 

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of London Innovation and Improvement Alliance (LIIA), the sector-led improvement partnership of the Association of London Directors of Children’s Service (ALDCS). We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, LIIA takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control.

Copyright statement

This website and its content is copyright of the Association of London Directors of Children’s Service (ALDCS) sector-led improvement partnership – London Innovation and Improvement Alliance. © Association of London Directors of Children’s Service (ALDCS) 2019. All rights reserved.

No redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents of the Restricted Areas is permissable other than in accordance with the Data Sharing Protocal Annex to the Sector Led Improvement in London Memorandum of Understanding 2018-20.

Public areas: any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:

  • you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
  • you may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material

You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.

Cookies Policy – and the EU Cookie Directive

To make this site simpler, we sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most big websites do this too.

Different webites use cookies differently. For example, cookies can be used in order to improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page
  • remembering information you’ve given (eg your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs
  • allowing you to log into your secure account/s

We have built this site with the minimum of cookies. Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them, visit Or please read on to find out more about how and where we use cookies.

How we use cookies uses cookies in several places – we’ve listed each of them below with more details about why we use them and how long they will last.

Measuring website usage (Google Analytics)

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better.

Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data.

The following cookies are set by Google Analytics and are classed as ‘persistent’ as they are stored for a considerable time on your computer, but they only track your visits to and not any other sites you visit before or after: 

_utmaTracks number of visits to the site and times of first and last visits2 years
_utmbTimestamps entry to a site30 minutes
_utmcTimestamps exit from a sitewhen you close your browser
_utmxOptimiser2 years
_utmxxOptimiser2 years
_utmxStores information on how the site was reached (eg. direct or via a link, organic search or paid search)6 months
For more information about Google Analytics visit Google Analytics

User accounts and logging in

We use cookies to allow you to log in and access the Members’ Areas of the website. When loggging in, you are accepting use of this cookie, which, once set, allows you to remain logged into you setting.  

PHPSESSIDRequired for login function to workWhen you close browser session

To delete cookies or reject cookies

Select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our web domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. This will prevent certain features of our website – detailed above – from working correctly and is likely to make your web browsing experience less rich.

More comprehensive instructions can be found below relevant to the browser you are using. 

Internet Explorer – How to manage cookies with Internet Explorer

Google Chrome – How to mange cookies with Google Chrome

Safari –  How to manage cookies with Safari

Firefox  How to manage cookies with Firefox