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

London SEND Summit 28/03/23


LIIA was pleased to host our second London SEND Summit at the Guildhall on Friday 24th March. Materials from the summit are available to download.

Anti-Racism Takeaways for System Leaders 21/03/23

At the ALDCS Summit in February, we heard from Teresa Hills, Head of Service at Merton, who spoke powerfully about the impact of the Leadership in Colour Programme and offered vital takeaways for systems leaders to address anti-racism.

'My time with LIIA has been amazing!' 17/03/23

LIIA's placement student, Trainee Clinical Psychologist Amber Qureshi, reflects on 6 months working with the team.

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.