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Speaker Biography

Lesley Goode

Lesley Goode is the Placement Service Manager at Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWAC). Her key responsibility is the provision of high quality placements for children in care and coordinating the fostering, residential and adoption in-house service.

During 2010 CWAC has had a focused recruitment drive which started with a review of the service and the recommended actions were then built into the recruitment and retention strategy. A focus has been placed on the improving the process for the marketing, assessment and recruitment of foster carers. A renewed energy has been created within the service which has seen the registration of 20 additional carers within eight months.

Lesley has worked in social care for 30 years and has ranged of experience with children in care and care leavers.


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