Monday, 9 November 2009

I ended the day with an early evening meeting at the Houses of Parliament...

Cllr Richard Brett, Leader of the Council, Cllr Stewart Golton, Lead Member for Children's Services, Paul Rogerson, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, Rosemary Archer, Director of Children's Services and I had been invited down to London to see Dawn Primarolo MP, Minister for Children, and Vernon Coaker MP, Minister for Schools, who were supported by a small army of Civil Servants. We discussed Children's Services, Children's Social Care, safeguarding, the unnannounced inspection result, the Corporate Area Assessment and the Government's National Challenge. It was a stimulating and challenging discussion and provided a great opportunity for us to talk about the opportunities and challenges we face and the progress we are making with building brilliant provision here in Leeds.

We certainly live in interested times!

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