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. 

 Quote from Martin Pratt

In 2019, ALDCS identified four priority areas for concerted, co-ordinated action, due to the scale of the current challenge for London’s children’s services in these areas.


Learn more about our priorities:

Core Activities

Adolescent Safeguarding


Resources & Commissioning



Latest news

Martin P Griffiths CBE DL joins Your Choice 24/11/22


LIIA and the Your Choice team were joined by Martin P Griffiths CBE DL Trauma Surgeon and Violence Reduction Lead NHS England, and Clare Bingham, Consultant Clinical Psychologist.

The Big Listen: Valuing Children’s Social Worker 04/11/22


We are delighted to launch details of ‘The Big Listen: Valuing Children’s Social Workers’, workforce research that LIIA is undertaking to support ALDCS commitment to an ambitious workforce programme.

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.

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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. 

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.