2023-2024 SE DCS Peer Challenge

January – April 2024

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The 2023-2024 Peer Challenge Cycle will take place between January and April 2024.

In this, our sixth 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 Alison Smailes of Hampshire (contact details below) on behalf of SESLIP.

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 2023-2024 Memorandums of Understanding

2023-2024 DCS Peer Challenge Dates

    Please use the contact details below to find out more.
    TriadDateLA1LA2LA3F to F/Virtual
    115 April 2024WokinghamEast SussexSurreyVirtual
    215 April 2024West SussexKentPortsmouthF to F London
    Quartet 314 March 2024OxfordshireHampshire and Isle of WightReadingVirtual
    44 March 2024MedwayMilton KeynesBracknell ForestVirtual
    501 March 2024West BerkshireWindsor and MaidenheadBrighton and HoveVirtual
    605 April 2024SloughBuckinghamshireSouthamptonVirtual

    Details of Previous Peer Challenge Rounds

    SE DCS Peer Challenge 2018-2019

    SE DCS Peer Challenge 2019-2020

    SE DCS Peer Challenge 2020-2021

    SE DCS Peer Challenge 2021-2022

    SE DCS Peer Challenge 2022-2023

    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