Principal Social Worker, LCCS, Singapore
Seow Ling Kek is a social work practitioner with Lutheran Community Care Services (LCCS) in Singapore. She believes that restorative practices is a way of being, and has helped to establish a set of restorative practices principles to guide practice and organizational culture.
Building on her experiences in the field, she designed a training curriculum for Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) to promote a relational practice that respects family power and leadership.
In addition, Seow Ling recently brought restorative practices into the domestic violence arena in Singapore. She desires to provide persons experiencing violence a different experience, one of safety, care and empowerment when addressing violence. In her pursuit to make restorative practices mainstream in social services, she is actively involved in implementation, supervision, training and research regarding these two intersecting fields. Her current research seeks to understand the impact of restorative practices on one’s relational capacity.