Monday, 6 August 2018

Worcestershire - musical chairs?

I struggle to see why transferring children’s services from Worcestershire Council to a company wholly owned by Worcestershire Council is likely to have much impact other than making governance more complex. 

The Government seems preoccupied with issues of ownership and organisation, which seem to me to be only indirectly related to improvement. You don’t get better services by changing ownership arrangements or by reorganising or by adopting a new name.

You do get better services by gaining a full objective understanding of how current services fall short and by putting in place arrangements for everybody to be involved in continuous improvement.