About LIIA

Hosted by London Councils, LIIA is the capital’s Regional Improvement and Innovation Alliance (RIIA) and works with 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, facilitate collaboration, enable governance, leverage investment and share best practice solutions for mutual benefit.

In 2019, ALDCS identified workforce, adolescent safeguardingSEND and resources & commissioning as its priorities for concerted, co-ordinated action, due to the scale of the current challenge for London’s children’s services in these four areas. London boroughs children’s services have a proud record of improving the lives of London’s children and a wealth of experience of working with children from all of London’s diverse communities. There is a collective recognition across the boroughs that improved outcomes, a better experience for children and sustainable services in the future can only be achieved through the systematic collaboration that LIIA embodies, with our unwavering focus on London-wide solutions that positively impact children’s services and the lives of children and young people. The step change London’s children deserve cannot be achieved by individual authorities working alone.

Improved outcomes and experience for children and sustainable services in the future can only be achieved through the systematic collaboration that LIIA embodies – along with our unwavering focus on London-wide solutions that positively impact children’s services and the lives of children and young people.

Since 2019, we have developed and progressed an ambitious programme to address ALDCS’s priorities, with all workstreams now reaching fruition. To make their planned outcomes a reality, and in the context of the legacy of a global pandemic, structural inequality and amid the biggest cost of living crisis in generations, continued commitment to collaboration at scale has never been more important. The outcomes we strive for simply cannot be achieved by individual authorities working alone.

Our success is judged on:

These are the tangible results we aim to achieve for ALDCS, for children’s service in London’s councils and, most importantly, for children and young people across London.

Securing funding for London's Children

LIIA have been instrumental in securing funding for London’s borough, bringing 33 authorities together to collaboratively drive improvement and innovation for children across the capital.

Get in Touch

Reach out to the LIIA Team if you wish to discuss any of our projects and areas of work in more detail.