London Innovation and Improvement Alliance (LIIA)

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The London Innovation and Improvement Alliance (LIIA) is a partnership between the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS), Chief Executives' London Committee and London Councils.

LIIA exists to:

  • Identify and share effective practice
  • Facilitate collaboration to address ALDCS priorities
  • Provide a platform for innovation
  • Produce shared datasets to drive informed strategy and practice

LIIA is founded upon a Memorandum of Understanding agreed between all of London’s local authorities and is funded by local authority subscription and DfE grant.

Governance is provided by the London Children’s Innovation and Improvement Board, chaired by the Chief Executive with lead responsibility for children on the Chief Executives’ London Committee.

What We Do

Working with our partners, LIIA encourages and supports children’s services to demonstrate, develop and share good practice. This has been of particular value in providing a shared children’s services infrastructure to enable shared responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our programmes support the development of children’s services as learning organisations with a particular focus on the ALDCS priorities of adolescent safeguarding, SEND, finance, and workforce issues. The last year has also seen a scaling up in the work to address racial disparities in outcomes for children and in the experience of our staff.

Read about LIIA's programmes

Read about LIIA's priority themes

Read more on the LIIA website: