SESLIP supports practice networks for the following groups:

Directors of Children's Services

Lead Members for Children's Services

Assistant Directors (Safeguarding)

Assistant Directors (Education)

Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board

Special Educational Needs and Disability

Data Benchmarking

Quality Assurance

Fostering Group

We are also delighted to support the new Lead Members' Group as well as the time-limited Commissioners' Network which allows members an insight into the ongoing DfE-funded Project Phase 2, looking at innovative commissioning options for children in care.

Governance & Reports

For more information about each group please click on the links provided. Each of the permanent groups is sponsored by a DCS:

Directors of Children's Services and Lead Members: Pinaki Ghoshal (Brighton and Hove) and Lucy Butler (Oxfordshire)

AD Safeguarding: Mac Heath (Milton Keynes)

AD Education: Cate Duffy (Slough) and Lucy Butler (Oxfordshire)

ASGLB: Mac Heath (Milton Keynes)

SEND: Kevin McDaniel (Windsor and Maidenhead)

Data Benchmarking: Stuart Gallimore (East Sussex)

Quality Assurance: Steve Crocker and Stuart Ashley (Hampshire and Isle of Wight)



Each network is supported by a SESLIP consultant (see contact details in the box below):

Directors of Children's Services: Richard Tyndall

Lead Members: Alison Michalska 

AD Safeguarding: Mark Evans

AD Education: Chris Owen

ASGLB: Rebecca Eligon

SEND: Tracey Maytas

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee

Quality Assurance: Amanda Meadows

Commssioners' Network: Isabelle Gregory


Next Meetings

For details of the meetings of each network, please click through to the network page using the links above.

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
01273 481468
CSC Workforce and DfE Project Phase 2 Lead: Mark Evans
07803 147072
S.E. Region SEND Network Co-ordinator: Tracey Maytas
02392 437680
SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
07880 787007
Adoption & SG; Fostering; and Early Help Regional Networks: Rebecca Eligon
07944 996219
Education Network: Chris Owen
07825 862330
LGA Children's Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska
07920 727626