SE DCS Peer Challenge 2022-2023

The 2022-2023 Peer Challenge Cycle will take place in January and February 2023.

In this, our fifth year of operation, each authority is offered external validation or quality control of is self-assessment in advance of the peer challenge event.

This process is managed by Alsion Smailes of Hampshire (contact details below) on behalf of SESLIP. The propsepctus setting out available assistance is here.

Our Lead Members supported by Alison Michalska of LGA (see below for contacts), will continue to provide scrutiny and challenge as each authority's self assessments are drafted and signed off.

We offer access to our growing library of the region’s self-assessments and the Peer Challenge data packs in the password-protected  Peer Challenge Library. For access please contact Isabelle Gregory (details below).

For further discussion please contact Richard Tyndall, Programme Manager, details below.

Governance & Reports

The South East DCS Peer Challenge is underpinned by the ethos and governance demonstrated through the 2021-2022 Memorandum of Understanding.

2022-2023 DCS Peer Challenge dates

Triad

Date

LA1

LA2

LA3

F to F/ Virtual

1

16/01/2023

Wokingham

East Sussex

Surrey

F to F London

2

10/02/2023

West Sussex

Kent

Portsmouth

F to F Brighton

Quartet 3

16/02/2023

Oxfordshire

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Reading

F to F

4

31/01/2023

Medway

Milton Keynes

Bracknell Forest

Virtual

5

31/01/2022

West Berkshire

Windsor and Maidenhead

Brighton and Hove

Virtual

6

5/01/2023

Slough

Buckinghamshire

Southampton

Virtual

    Contact Details

    Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
    Alastair.Lee@eastsussex.gov.uk
    01273 481468
    SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
    richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk
    07880 787007
    Isabelle Gregory
    isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk
    07931 586784
    Head of Sector Led Improvement and Service Development: Alison Smailes
    alison.smailes@hants.gov.uk
    LGA Children's Improvement Adviser: Alison Michalska
    alisonmichalska@icloud.com
    07920 727626