Introduction from the Directors of Children and Young People's Services (DCSs)


As Corporate Directors for Children and Young People's Services we have created this joint regional plan to promote improvement and create efficiencies in services across the East Midlands.

We look to this plan to help make better use of existing resources and obtain additional resources in support of its aims. While we do not intend this plan to describe all of the improvement work that takes place across the region, we do expect that it will serve as a lens to focus colleagues'and partners' attention upon common regional priorities.

The strategic direction of the plan will be provided by a steering group within each theme. The purpose of the steering group, led by one of the DCSs and driven mostly by Assistant Directors, is to develop and lead programme plans that will directly contribute to the aims and objectives. We ask that partner organisations contribute to these groups and align their regional activity accordingly. We also call upon regional networks, improvement partners and those leading improvement agendas to identify the contribution they can make to the aims and objectives of this plan and to develop their work within its context.

With support from EM IEP we are asking the SDSA to coordinate and enact the programme plans on our behalf. The SDSA's work will be directed by the steering groups and it will report directly and be accountable to our regional DCS group.


Regional DCS Group

Andrew Bunyan  (Derby)

Ian Thomas (Derbyshire)

Rachel Dickinson (Leicester)

Gareth Williams (Leicestershire)

Peter Duxbury (Lincolnshire)

Charlie MacNally (Northamptonshire)

Ian Curryer  (Nottingham)

Anthony May (Nottinghamshire)

Carol Chambers (Rutland)


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