Evaluation of the impact of the DCS Leadership Provision 2009 – 2012

Since the launch of the Leadership Development Programme for Directors of Children’s Services in 2009, over 120 DCSs have taken part in it. This evaluation set out to find evidence of impact of the programme (beyond Directors of Children’s Services themselves) on their senior teams, the services they led, their corporate colleagues and partners and, ultimately, on service users i.e. children, families, communities and schools. Evidence was sought via telephone interviews conducted in spring 2012 with a random, but representative sample of DCSs, and later from a cross-section of other stakeholders including direct reports, Lead Members, Chief Executives, corporate colleagues and partners.

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