Real change, fast
We introduce real change, fast, through agile service work with front-line staff to raise the quality and performance of children’s services. We solve problems in partnership with you and can offer in-depth, front-line knowledge of the world in which you work.
Your leaders are supported to develop the necessary leadership capacity to deal with complexity and allow them to mobilise their organisations and enable more self- managing teams. Developing self-managing teams allow your social workers and team managers to take responsibility for designing and improving practice. Through collaboration, we teach you our approaches and train you to put children and young people first in the design and delivery of your service.
Our work ranges from whole systems transformation across social care, to options appraisals for new and innovative models of service delivery. We are proud of our role as official improvement advisers to the Department for Education and the work we are able to deliver to support and challenge authorities on their intervention improvement journey.
Our core delivery team combine experiences as directors, managers and practitioners in children’s services. All of whom believe in making ourselves redundant by delivering sustainable change and embedding resilience into your culture, so we are not needed again.
Our work in this field is led by Dennis Vergne, our Managing Director, a recognised organisational change expert. Dennis has a passion for enabling transformational change that sticks, turning ideas into effective practice and behaviours.
Isabelle Gregory brings 15 years of public sector experience to Basis. Isabelle has led the delivery of a range of pan London projects aimed at improving childcare sufficiency and has worked extensively with Early Help and Protection teams supporting them to deliver against the Troubled Families Programme.
We have a great deal of experience within children’s services, our clients for our DfE support and challenge include Surrey County Council, Buckinghamshire County Council and Darlington Borough Council.