Peer challenge is a proven tool for improvement. It is a process commissioned by a council and involves a small team of local government peers spending time at the council to provide challenge and share learning.

The process involves engaging with a wide range of people connected with the council and the findings are delivered immediately.

We have two programmes:

Topical Peer Challenge

SE DCS Peer Challenge

Topical Peer Challenge in the South East

The first visit of Round 1 took place in March 2011. Since then there have been 46 visits in nine completed rounds of Peer Challenge. 

More details can be found on the dedicated pages for:

Completed Reviews

SE DCS Peer Challenge 2019-20

SE DCS Peer Challenge 2020-2021


Next Meeting

Plans for DCS Peer Challenge Triads/Quartet in winter 2020-2021 are progressing. 

The sessions will be heldduring the window 1 December 2020 - 28 February 2021.

see SE DCS Peer Challenge 2020-2021 for more detail.

Contact Details

Data Benchmarking: Alastair Lee
01273 481468
SESLI Programme Manager: Richard Tyndall
07880 787007
Isabelle Gregory
07931 586784