I'm a few months behind with this one, but as I get plenty of enquiries about information on education and children's services in other countries, then this post should be useful to a lot of this site's readers.
C4EO has recently published Delivering Children’s Services in the UK and Other Parts of the World. This is a briefing paper which gives a simple overview of how policies surrounding children's services in the UK compare to other countries. In particular there is a focus on Scandinavian countries and the Netherlands, as these countries are considered models of good practice. The briefing also serves as an excellent introduction as to how and why recent initiatives have been carried out.
To access the report, click here.