Thursday, 20 September 2007

I spent this morning with Rosemary Archer, Director of Children's Services, and her extended leadership team...

It is important for us all to think team, to wear the Children Leeds T-shirt and to always remember what a great team it is and what we have achieved for children and young people over the last few years here in Leeds. However, we all agreed that it is also important that we understand and respect the diversity and richness of that team. We are not trying to create some new sort of professional workforce that blends together all the skills, knowledge and understanding that exists across that brilliant team... we still want brilliant social workers, brilliant teachers, brilliant youth workers and brilliant early years practitioners who work together around the child and the family to make a difference. As Rosemary herself puts it we are after a salad not a soup!

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