COMPLETED PEER CHALLENGES

Peer Challenge rounds 1 to 9 were completed between 2011 and 2017. 46 individual Topical peer challenges and four Leadership & Management peer challenges were completed. Round 10 was planned, but we chose to proceed with the new DCS Peer Challenge instead.

In 2021 one topical peer challenge was delivered in response to a request specific from a local authority. We welcome future such requests.

In 2018, following a 2017 pilot involving a three host authorities, a new series of DCS Peer Challenge was instigated, with six local authorities participating during 2018.

Since then three rounds of DCS Triad and Quartet Peer Challenges have been held annually involving 16, 19 and 15 of the 19 authorities respectively.

Due to covid restrictions the third round was virtually delivered.

The first round of the Lead Member Triad and Quartet Peer Challenges took place December 2020 - February 2021, also virtually delivered, with participation by 16 authorities. 

 

2020-21 DCS Peer Challenge - 5 challenges were held

2019-20 DCS Peer Challenge - 5 challenges were held

2018-19 DCS Peer Challenge - 5 challenges were held

2017 and 2018 DCS Peer Challenges - 3 pilot challenges were held

2017: Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth and Southampton; and 2018: Oxfordshire, Milton Keynes and Portsmouth; Hampshire, Windsor and Maidenhead, and Brighton and Hove.

Topical Peer Challenges

Special requests

Review of the LADO service in East Sussex (January 2021) 

Rounds 1 to 9

Round 9 Peer Challenge  Peer Challenge 2016-17 (6)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest          LSCB
Kent                       Adolescent Support Teams and Edge-of-Care Work    
Medway Children in Need
Portsmouth CSE
West Sussex MASH
Windsor and Maidenhead  Corporate Parenting

 

Round 8 Peer Challenge 2015-16 (4)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest Council Care Leavers
Brighton and Hove City Council Children's Centres
Milton Keynes Council School attendance and linked issues
Wokingham Borough Council Children in Care

 

Round 7 Peer Challenge 2014-2015 (6)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest Council Alternative Education Provision for 11-18 year old pupils.
Kent County Council LSCB arrangements
Southampton City Council Child Sexual Exploitation
Surrey County Council Use of Non-Maintained and Independent Places and Independent Specialist Colleges
Reading Borough Council School Improvement Service
Windsor and Maidenhead Council  Effectiveness of early help at reducing higher level needs.

 

Round 6 Peer Challenge 2013-2014 (7)

Host Council Topic
Brighton and Hove City Council  Missing Children   
East Sussex County Council School Attendance and Exclusions
Hampshire County Council Children in Care Placement Stability  
Milton Keynes Council Special Educational Need and Disability                                                                     
Portsmouth City Council Early Help for Pre-birth to 5s
Windsor and Maidenhead Council  Newly Merged Service: LDD and SEN
Wokingham Borough Council School Improvement 

 

Round 5 Peer Challenge 2013 (3)

Host Council Topic
Brighton and Hove City Council Early Help
Portsmouth City Council Early Help for the 14-19 Age Group
West Sussex County Council LSCB Arrangements

 

Round 4 Peer Challenge 2013 (4)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest Council    Children's centres and early intervention                            
Kent County Council Children's centres and early intervention                                                     
Surrey County Council Raising of the Participation Age
West Berkshire Council Alternative Education Provision

 

Round 3 Peer Challenge 2012-2013 (3)

Host Council Topic
Milton Keynes Council Children's Centres
Reading Borough Council School Exclusion and Re-integration and Associated Services                                   
Southampton City Council            Quality of Social Care Provision

 

Round 2 Peer Challenge 2012 (8)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest Council Educational Psychology Service
Brighton and Hove City Council     Youth Offending Service Review
East Sussex County Council Performance of Primary Schools in East Sussex                   
Hampshire County Council Educational Psychology Service
Medway Council School Improvement - One Year On
Portsmouth City Council School Improvement Strategies for KS4
Surrey County Council Leadership and Partnership in Service Delivery 
Wokingham Borough Council Early Intervention, CAF, and Team Around the Family                                               

 

Round 1 Peer Challenge 2011 (5)

Host Council Topic
Bracknell Forest Council School Improvement – KS2 Attainment
Brighton and Hove City Council Health Integration
Hertfordshire County Council Integrated Family Support
West Berkshire Council Evidence Base for Effectiveness of Early Intervention                                                 
Windsor and Maidenhead Council Preventative Work with Families

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
Alastair.Lee@eastsussex.gov.uk
01273 481468
SE DCS Peer Challenge: Anna Wright
Annawright@me.com
07415 099245
SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
richard.tyndall@richardtyndall.co.uk
07880 787007
Isabelle Gregory
isabelle@firstcareconsultancy.co.uk
07931 586784