austerity challenges in children's services March 2014


Meeting the austerity challenges in children's services was the theme of our March 2014 seminar. The slides below are from a range of speakers, illustrating what they have done across both education and children's social care to meet both the financial and operational challenges in their organisations.

Speakers included:

DfE - efficiency and procurement projects open to schools. How the local authority (LA) can support this.

Hertfordshire - setting up LA and school companies as alternative delivery models

Manchester - how they have tackled the fiscal challenges - through analysis of the issues and alternative delivery models

Interface Enterprises - how costing and data is essential to tackling childrens social care operational and financial challenges

Ofsted - demystifying the regime for LAs on children's social care

Harrow - understanding how an LA can support schools and academies.

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