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Leo Jones - Director

Leo Jones


Starting his career as a social worker in Hull, Leo worked in a range of frontline and senior leadership roles across a number of local authorities before joining IMPOWER. This has included at Head of Service and Deputy Director level, where he oversaw a range of services including commissioning, school improvement and High Needs. Since joining IMPOWER, Leo has led on a variety of complex whole system transformation programmes across Children’s and Adults Services and talked at a number of regional and national conferences on the future of Children’s Services. He is passionate about demonstrating impact and value from the precious funding available to public services to maximise peoples life chances.

One of the few remaining Bolton Wanderers fans, outside of work Leo enjoys football, family time with his two children and has a passion for the outdoors.

Recent Insights from Leo Jones

High needs investment is welcome, but it won’t fix the system

Today’s announcement of an extra £700m for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) support will no doubt be warmly welcomed…

September 4, 2019

Reflections from ADCS 19

I share my reflections on the recent Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) Annual Conference.

July 15, 2019

Which councils are best at supporting children with high needs?

Our Top 10 ranking of councils in relation to high needs has today been published by The MJ.

July 4, 2019