Japanese Social Welfare Foundation visit Leeds

Oct 2018

Japanese Social Welfare Foundation visit Leeds


On the 2nd October Leeds played host to a visit from the Japanese Social Welfare Foundation. The Foundation visits countries where good practice has been identified to try and learn from them and in turn, improve how they respond to children and young people in Japan.

The group consisted of a range of representatives including directors, social workers, clinical psychologists and child carers, who all had a keen interest in learning from good practice.

The first part of their visit to Leeds was to explore how safeguarding partnerships work together to ensure that children and young people are protected. The Chair of the LSCP, Dr Mark Peel and LSCP Manager Phil Coneron talked about the strong relationships Leeds has developed and how these relationships ensure that children and their families, across a whole spectrum of needs, are jointly supported across a range of issues.

The second part of the visit explored how children are supported within a secure unit and went to the outstanding secure unit at Adel Beck.

The visit concluded with a presentation by Sal Tariq, Deputy Director of Children’s and Family Services, who talked to the visitors about the exceptional leadership journey Leeds has taken, to improve how the city works with families through its restorative approach.

Phil Coneron said “it was a privilege to meet colleagues working in child protection from as far away as Japan and share some of the good practice Leeds is renowned for.”

Leeds SCP



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