Welcome to LIIA

The London Innovation and Improvement Alliance (LIIA) is the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services (ALDCS) sector-led improvement partnership and is hosted by London Councils.

LIIA exists to:

  • Facilitate collaboration to address ALDCS priorities
  • Provide a platform for innovation and where appropriate, the mechanisms to enable innovation
  • Identify and share effective practice
  • Produce and make accessible shared datasets to drive informed strategy and practice.

Our programmes

We support the development of children’s services as learning organisations with a precise focus on the ALDCS four key priorities addressing Adolescent Safeguarding, SEND, Resources and Workforce, along with scaling up work to address racial disparities in outcomes for children and in the experience of our staff.

Our workstreams & cross cutting themes

Read more about LIIA and our projects here.

Latest news

Benchmarking Data Updated with new DfE Publication 22/11/21

LIIA's Annual Visualised Report tool in Power BI has been updated to inlucde DfE's newly published data for Looked After Children 2020-21.

Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Consultation 08/11/21

Support the survivors of domestic abuse and their children in safe accommodation – draft strategy for public consultation ending on 21st November 2021.

Children In Need Census Published 29/10/21

The Children In Need census was published yesterday with the figures for the last year covering the covid period.

Our governance

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

Purpose of our website

  • Provide a central resource to staff and council members of our 33 contributing local authorities
  • Be of value to those working alongside London children’s services departments as well as all those who have an interest in improvement and innovation in children’s services.

Please contact Rula Tripolitaki to share any comments or suggestions for improvements to the website.


Access to Member Areas:

Access to the password-protected 'Member' Areas is subject to the Data Sharing Protocol Annex to the Sector Led Improvement in London Memorandum of Understanding 2018-20 which has been signed by the Chair of the ALDCS on behalf of the participating London local authorities. 


Problems signing in to password-protected areas?

If you have already been provided with a password and are experiencing difficulties in signing in, please contact administrator@liia.london.



Our partners

LIIA has been established as part of the Association of Directors of Children’s Service (ADCS) commitment to develop a self-improving system which places sector-led approaches at the heart of practice development and improvement for children across England.

LIIA is London’s Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliance (RIIA) and works with the ADCS, London Councils, Department for Education, the Local Government Association (LGA), the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives (SOLACE) and the eight other RIIA across the country to promote learning through collaboration which benefits children.

We are particularly grateful to our colleagues at the SE RIIA who have been so generous of their time and experience.

  • The LGA is a politically-led, cross-party organisation that works on behalf of councils to ensure local government has a strong, credible voice with national government.
  • Solace (Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers) is the representative body for senior strategic managers working in the public sector.
  • London Councils, our host organisation, is the local government association for Greater London, England. It is a cross-party organisation that represents London's 32 borough councils and the City of London.