Older SE DCS Peer Challenges

Details of older Peer Challenges, spanning from 2011-2018

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2017 and 2018

In 2017 and 2018, 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 2016-17 (6)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell ForestLSCB
KentAdolescent Support Teams and Edge-of-Care work
MedwayChildren in Need
West SussexMASH
Windsor and MaidenheadCorporate Parenting

Round 8 Peer Challenge 2015-2016 (4)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell Forest CouncilCare Leavers
Brighton and Hove City CouncilChildren’s Centres
Milton Keynes CouncilSchool attendance and linked issues
Wokingham Borough CouncilChildren in care

Round 7 Peer Challenge 2014-2015 (6)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell Forest CouncilAlternative Education Provision for 11-18 year old pupils
Kent County CouncilLSCB arrangements
Southampton County CouncilChild Sexual Exploitation
Surrey County CouncilUse f Non-Maintained and Independent Places and Independent Specialist Colleges
Reading Borough CouncilSchool Improvement Service
Windsor and Maidenhead CouncilEffectiveness of early help at reducing higher level needs

Round 6 Peer Challenge 2013-2014 (7)

Host CouncilTopic
Brighton and Hove City CouncilMissing Children
East Sussex County CouncilSchool Attendance and Exclusions
Hampshire County CouncilChildren in Care Placement Stability
Milton Keynes CouncilSpecial Educational Needs and Disability
Portsmouth City CouncilEarly Help for Pre-birth to 5s
Windsor and Maidenhead CouncilNewly Merged Service: LDD and SEN
Wokingham Borough CouncilSchool Improvement

Round 5 Peer Challenge 2013 (3)

Host CouncilTopic
Brighton and Hove City CouncilEarly Help
Portsmouth City CouncilEarly Help for the 14-19 Age Group
West Sussex County CouncilLSCB Arrangements

Round 4 Peer Challenge 2013 (4)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell Forest CouncilChildren’s centres and early intervention
Kent County CouncilChildren’s centres and early intervention
Surrey County CouncilRaising of the Participation Age
West Berkshire CouncilAlternative Education Provision

Round 3 Peer Challenge 2012-2013 (4)

Host CouncilTopic
Milton Keynes CouncilChildren’s Centres
Reading Borough CouncilSchool Exclusion and Re-integration and Associated Services
Southampton City CouncilQuality of Social Care Provision

Round 2 Peer Challenge 2012 (8)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell Forest CouncilEducation Psychology Service
Brighton and Hove City CouncilYouth Offending Service Review
East Sussex County County CouncilPerformance of Primary Schools in East Sussex
Hampshire County CouncilEducation Psychology Service
Medway CouncilSchool Improvement – One Year On
Portsmouth City CouncilSchool Improvement Strategies for KS4
Surrey County CouncilLeadership and Partnership in Service Delivery
Wokingham Borough CouncilEarly Intervention, CAF, and Team Around the Family

Round 1 Peer Challenge 2011 (5)

Host CouncilTopic
Bracknell Forest CouncilSchool Improvement – KS2 Attainment
Brighton and Hove City CouncilHealth Integration
Hertfordshire County CouncilIntegrated Family Support
West Berkshire CouncilEvidence Base for Effectiveness of Early Intervention
Windsor and Maidenhead CouncilPreventative Work with Families

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Luke Ede (East Sussex)


07925 148597

SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)


07880 787007

SESLIP Consultant: Isabelle Gregory (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)


07931 586784