[The Guardian (blog)] - But here's an interesting counterblast to that orthodoxy from Stephen Hughes, the chief executive of Birmingham council, the UK's biggest local authority. He wrote in LGC last week that while "traditional outsourcing" might have had a role to play in
[The Guardian (blog)] government-commissioned reports on early intervention; David Robinson, the founder of Community Links, head of the Early Action taskforce; Dame Clare Tickell, the CEO of Action for Children; and Stephen Hughes, the CEO of Birmingham City Council.
The councils departing chief executive Stephen Hughes on how the pressure to instantly improve childrens services […] actually made them worse Stephen Hughes understands as much as anyone the benefit of hindsight. The outgoing chief executive