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A conversation for National Care Leavers Week 2024

A conversation with Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Leeds City Council, in honour of National Care Leavers Week

National Care Leavers Week is dedicated to honouring the resilience and strength of care leavers as they transition into adulthood. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the challenges they face and to work together toward positive change.

As a passionate member of the Care Advisory Board Business Council, chaired by Sir Peter Balzagette, Penna’s Julie Towers sat down with Chief Executive of Leeds City Council Tom Riordan to discuss the importance of the week and his personal experience of care.

“We’ve got to do more. We’ve got to create that family network for 1,400 people. We’ve got to get the voice of the child and young person right at the centre of what we do.”

Discover Tom's personal story and learn ways in which we can do more to support care-experienced individuals. Watch the full discussion now!

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