Research and analysis

Effective leadership of children’s services: joining the dots

Exploring ways successful leadership in children’s services leads to better practice and improves lives.

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Joining the dots… Effective leadership of children’s services

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Joining the dots… Effective leadership of children’s services

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The report draws on evidence from 9 local authorities in which Ofsted identified the common characteristics of successful leaders in children’s services.

Leadership style was found to be a critical feature. Although not all leaders possessed the same qualities, the style in which they engaged their staff, partners and local community was central to their success in driving change and improvement.