The North-CEntral sub-region is chaired by Anne Canning (DCS/DASS Hackney).

The North London authorities plan to undertake peer challenge in 2019 utilising the quarterly reporting data set alongside the published data in the annual visualised report.

Forthcoming events:

North London Peer Challenge - 24th January - Camden Council Offices, 5 St Pancras Square, London, N1C4AG

This will be a whole day peer challenge event for the six authorities and will utilise the quarterly reporting data set as well as published data across the range of children's services.


The South sub-region is chaired by Florence Kroll (DCS Greenwich). 

The South London work plan includes twice yearly peer challenge utilising the quarterly LIIA data report. These events inform sub-regional learning activity.

The Peer Challenge clusters are as follows:

  • Lambeth, Greenwich, Lewisham
  • Bexley, Bromley, Southwark and Croydon
  • Sutton, Merton, Kingston, Richmond and Wandsworth

DCS meetings follow directly after ALDCS bi-monthly meeting.


Tim Aldridge (DCS Newham) chairs  the East sub-region.

There is an annual cycle of peer challenge, with all LAs meeting together for a one day event using self-evaluation of the annual visualised report and quarterly LIIA data report as a platform for challenge.

East London undertakes an annual Learning Summit which is informed by the output of peer challenge and by the programme of bespoke learning events in East London.

Forthcoming events:

Date: 18th of October 2019 

Venue: Tower Hamlets/Redbridge (TBC)

  • 9:30 am to 1:00 pm: Sharing best practices around QA audits
  • 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Sharing best practices around MASH practices

Date: 5th November 2019 - East Learning Learning Summit

Venue: Guildhall, City of London



The West sub-region is chaired by Paul Hewitt (Corporate Director of People Services - Harrow).

West London authorities have a history of collaborative work supported by the West London Alliance, which currently includes inter-authority challenge around SEND and collaborative work facilitated by the West London Assistant Directors network.

Forthcoming events:
West London DCS meeting: 16th September London Councils 
Peer review: Harrow Adolescent Safeguarding 12-14th November
Peer challenge event is planned to take place in w/c 20th January