2021-2022 SE DCS Peer Challenge

In 2021-2022, five challenges were held

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The 2021-2022 Peer Challenge Cycle will take place in January and February 2022.

In this, our fourth year of operation, the groupings have been refreshed and we now have the opportunity to offer events either face to face or virtually, as participants prefer.

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.

This has been set up as a resource for nominated participants to the 2021-2022 SESLI Programme DCS Peer Challenge cycle.

If you are a nominated participant and have yet to receive log in details, please contact Isabelle Gregory (details below).

Governance and Planning

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

TriadDateLA1LA2LA3F to F/ Virtual
110th January 2022WokinghamEast SussexSurreyVirtual
211th February 2022West SussexKentPortsmouthF to F
Quartet 36th March 2022OxfordshireHampshire and Isle of WightReadingF to F
431st January 2022MedwayMilton KeynesBracknell ForestVirtual
528th and 31st January 2022West BerkshireWindsor and MaidenheadBrighton and HoveVirtual
617th February 2022SloughBuckingham-shireSouthamptonVirtual

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

LGA Children’s Improvement Adviser: Helen Watson (South East Sector-Led Improvement Programme)


07810 011892