ALDCS Children's Innovation and Improvement Summit

The ALDCS Children's Innovation and Improvement Summit was held on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.

The Summit provided a forum to review progress against London’s children’s services priorities and to shape plans for collaborative work and was attended by Council Leaders, Lead Members for Children’s Services, Chief Executives, Directors of Children’s Services, Assistant Directors and Borough Treasurers from across London.

Read our full Summit Delegate Pack here.

Summit slides

Sean Harris: ALDCS Innovation and Improvement overview

Sean Harris is Chief Executive, London Borough of Harrow, Chief Executive Lead Adviser for Children’s Services and Chair London’s Children’s Innovation and Improvement Board.


Safeguarding Young People in London workshop

Florence Kroll: Chair introduction

Florence Kroll is Director of Children Services for Royal Borough Greenwhich and ALDCS Adolsecent Safeguarding Lead.

Sophie Humphreys OBE: Breaking Cycles

Sophie Humphreys is Chair/ Co-founder ofWhatever It takes and Founder of Pause


Tackling Disproportionality and Systemic Racism workshop

Ths single slide deck (pdf version) includes controbutions across all three topics:

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leadership within Children’s Services (Merlin Joseph, ALDCS Workforce Policy Lead and Strategic Director of Children's Services, Lambeth)

Raising the Game, School and Community Initiatives (Andrea Parker, Lead Head Teacher, Bonneville Primary School, Lambeth)

Embedding an anti-racist culture and mindset within an organisation  (Sonia Khan, Head of Policy and Strategic Delivery, Hackney)


Improving Quality, Choice and Cost in Children's Placements workshop

Chris Munday: Improving quality, choice and cost in children’s placements 

Chris Munday is Director of Children's Services London Borough of Barnet and ALDCS Finance and Sustainability Lead.

Dr Lisa Holmes Improving quality, choice and cost in children’s placement - research findings and recommendations

Dr Lisa Holmes is Associate Professor, Rees Centre, Oxford University



Videos of the conference and workshops

We are deligthed to provide recordings of our events as below. 

Meeting recording pt 1 

Meeting recording pt 2 

Workshop: Improving quality, choice…

Workshop: Safeguarding 

Workshop: Tackling disproportionality 

Contact Details

LIIA Strategic Lead: Ben Byrne
LIIA Commissioning and SEND Lead: Frank Offer
LIIA Programme Lead: Matt Raleigh