Lead Members' Group

The role of Lead Member is key to the leadership of Children’s Services.

We recognise the wealth of experience, enthusiasm and talent of our Lead Members and as with our DCSs, the support of colleagues and safe environment to share ideas and learn from each other is beneficial to all.

The SESLIP Programme Board has agreed to develop a work-stream to support the learning and development of Lead Members as a part of the SESLIP Improvement Plan.

The Self-Assessment tool and outcomes of the triad sessions will help to shape and inform the LM work-stream and is complementary to the DCS-led self-assessment and peer challenge & support.

The Lead Member Sponsor is Cllr Gareth Barnard, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning for Bracknell Forest.

South East Region's Lead Members Group is supported by Alison Michalska,  the LGA Regional Children's Improvement Advisor, as part of LGA's ongoing sector-led improvement offer.

Governance & Reports

Confidential organisational information is shared under the terms of the current SESLIP Memorandum of Understanding.

A contact list for the Lead Members Group is here.

Useful resources

Check out the LGA website for a wealth of helpful resources to support you in your role as Lead Member for Chidlren's Services. We have picked out four key documents below as starters.