About

Past employment
  • Children’s services in Gateshead, North Tyneside and Newcastle local authorities
  • 4Children
  • YoungMinds
  • Institute of Education, University of London
  • British Association for Adoption & Fostering
  • National Academy for Parenting Practitioners
  • Care Matters Partnership
  • Nationwide Association of Fostering Providers

Qualifications and professional membership

  • BA (Hons) Economics, Psychology, Communications, University of Liverpool, 1987
  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA), Open University, 2002
  • Certificate level member of the Institute of Fundraising - MInstF (Cert)
Associates
Awards

Policies
Areas of expertise
  • Children in care, fostering, adoption, parenting

  • Children’s mental health
  • Extended schools, CPD
  • Project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Stakeholder consultation
  • External communications
  • Training
Other experience
  • Wrote YoungMinds: Looking After the Mental Health of Looked After Children, Pavilion Publishing 2001
  • Expert interview In Loco Parentis, Demos 2010
  • Chair of primary school governing body


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(Stillbirth & neonatal death charity)
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