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Cutting leadership development in children’s services could prove a false economy

Wednesday 5 June 2013

In our leadership work with directors and assistant directors of children’s services, we are seeing a noticeable trend towards councils promoting from within, often at the same time as restructuring.

While this is an understandable response to exceptionally high levels of staff turnover, with the average tenure of a director of children’s services (DCS) now under three years, the implications for cohesive system leadership are worrying.

Read the full article on the Municipal Journal website (£)