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Routemap to improving council data to build better children’s services

A report by the Institute for Government and Nesta looks at how missing and poor-quality data is affecting children’s and young people’s service provision and finds that much of the data key to making more effective decisions is fragmented and held in silos across local government, central government, and delivery partners (see graphics).

Workplace engagement

It has never been more important for organisations to develop and maintain close connections with their employees, working collaboratively to address concerns and find solutions in a time of crisis.

Keys to empowering staff

Organisations often pay lip service to staff empowerment, so to make it work, leaders must have clear procedures on how to put employees’ ideas into practice and ensure this fits with the overall strategic vision.

Leadership - Leading through self-compassion

Promoting self-compassion can help your staff and teams to recognise and respect their own wellbeing, while reflecting on and seeking to improve the way you operate will help you be a better leader

Successful partnership working

Partnership working has far-reaching benefits for children’s services, ensuring resources go further and best practice is shared. Knowing what makes a successful partnership is key to strong leadership.

Leadership: Inclusive recruitment

Individuals from diverse backgrounds offer employers a wealth of talent. Inclusive recruitment means not defining people by the challenges they face, but recognising the strengths they bring to a workplace.