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Code of Practice for Social Care Workers

Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers and Employers of Social Care Workers.

Codes of Practice in:

England:
From August 01 2012,the regulation of social workers transfers from the General Social Care Council (GSCC) to the newly-renamed Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).The Health Professions Council (HPC) Click here to search the register.

Scotland:
Scottish Social Services Council
Tel: 0845 6030 891
Email: enquiries@sssc.uk.com
Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is the General Social Care Council’s equivalent body in Scotland.
http://www.sssc.uk.com/

Wales:
Care Council for Wales
Tel: 029 2022 6257
Email: info@ccwales.org.uk
Care Council for Wales (CCW) is the General Social Care Council’s equivalent body in Wales.
http://www.ccwales.org.uk

Northern Ireland:
Care Council for Northern Ireland
Tel: 02890 417600
Email: info@nisocialcarecouncil.org.uk
Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) is the General Social Care Council’s equivalent body in Northern Ireland.
http://www.niscc.info/

Source: General Social Care Council
(Employers of social care workers)

Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers  – PDF
Codes of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers – PDF

Introduction

This document contains agreed codes of practice for social care workers and employers of social care workers describing the standards of conduct and practice within which they should work. This introduction, which is also reproduced in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers, is intended to help you understand what the codes are for and what they will mean to you as a social care worker, employer, service user or member of the public.

The General Social Care Council began its work on 1 October 2001, at the same time as the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the Scottish Social Services Council, and the Care Council for Wales. The Councils have a duty to develop codes of practice and have worked together in developing these codes as part of their contribution to raising standards in social care services.

The two codes for workers and employers are presented together in this document because they are complementary and mirror the joint responsibilities of employers and workers in ensuring high standards.

What are the codes?

The Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers sets down the responsibilities of employers in the regulation of social care workers. This is the first time that such standards have been set out at national level. The code requires that employers adhere to the standards set out in their code, support social care workers in meeting their code and take appropriate action when workers do not meet expected standards of conduct.

The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work. Again, this is the first time that standards have been set in this way at national level, although many employers have similar standards in place at local level. The intention is to confirm the standards required in social care and ensure that workers know what standards of conduct employers, colleagues, service users, carers and the public expect of them.

The codes are intended to reflect existing good practice and it is anticipated that workers and employers will recognise in the codes the shared standards to which they already aspire. The Councils will promote these standards through making the codes widely available.

How will the codes be used?

The codes are a key step in the introduction of a system of regulation for social care in the four countries of the UK. The Councils are responsible for the registration of those working in social care. The register will be a public record that those registered have met the requirements for entry onto the register and have agreed to abide by the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.

The Councils will take account of the standards set in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers in considering issues of misconduct and decisions as to whether a registered worker should remain on the register.

Search the Social Care Register You can use this page to check a social workers registration. The Social Care Register

What will the codes mean to you?

As a social care worker you will have criteria to guide your practice and be clear about what standards of conduct you are expected to meet. You are encouraged to use the codes to examine your own practice and to look for areas in which you can improve.

As a social care employer you will know what part you are expected to play in the regulation of the workforce and the support of high quality social care. You are encouraged to review your own standards of practice and policies in the light of the standards set in the code.

As a user of services or member of the public the codes will help you understand how a social care worker should behave towards you and how employers should support social care workers to do their jobs well.

Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers

The purpose of this code is to set down the responsibilities of employers in regulating social care workers. The purpose of workforce regulation is to protect and promote the interests of service users and carers. The code is intended to complement rather than replace or duplicate existing employers’ policies and it forms part of the wider package of legislation, requirements and guidance that relate to the employment of staff. Employers are responsible for making sure that they meet the standards set out in this code, provide high quality services and promote public trust and confidence in social care services.

Status

The National Care Standards Commission and the Social Services Inspectorate will take this code into account in their enforcement of care standards.

To meet their responsibilities in relation to regulating the social care workforce, social care employers must:

• Make sure people are suitable to enter the workforce and understand their roles and responsibilities;

• Have written policies and procedures in place to enable social care workers to meet the General Social Care Council (GSCC) Code of Practice for Social Care Workers;

• Provide training and development opportunities to enable social care workers to strengthen and develop their skills and knowledge;

• Put in place and implement written policies and procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice; and

• Promote the GSCC’s codes of practice to social care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with the GSCC’s proceedings.

1 As a social care employer, you must make sure people are suitable to enter the social care workforce and understand their roles and responsibilities.

This includes:

1.1 Using rigorous and thorough recruitment and selection processes focused on making sure that only people who have the appropriate knowledge and skills and who are suitable to provide social care are allowed to enter your workforce;

1.2 Checking criminal records, relevant registers and indexes and assessing whether people are capable of carrying out the duties of the job they have been selected for before confirming appointments;

1.3 Seeking and providing reliable references;

1.4 Giving staff clear information about their roles and responsibilities, relevant legislation and the organisational policies and procedures they must follow in their work; and

1.5 Managing the performance of staff and the organisation to ensure high quality services and care.

2 As a social care employer, you must have written policies and procedures in place to enable social care workers to meet the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.

This includes:

2.1 Implementing and monitoring written policies on: confidentiality; equal opportunities; risk assessment; substance abuse; record keeping; and the acceptance of money or personal gifts from service users or carers;

2.2 Effectively managing and supervising staff to support effective practice and good conduct and supporting staff to address deficiencies in their performance;

2.3 Having systems in place to enable social care workers to report inadequate resources or operational difficulties which might impede the delivery of safe care and working with them and relevant authorities to address those issues; and

2.4 Supporting social care workers to meet the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and not requiring them to do anything that would put their compliance with that code at risk.

3 As a social care employer, you must provide training and development opportunities to enable social care workers to strengthen and develop their skills and knowledge.

This includes:

3.1 Providing induction, training and development opportunities to help social care workers do their jobs effectively and prepare for new and changing roles and responsibilities;
3.2 Contributing to the provision of social care and social work education and training, including effective workplace assessment and practice learning;

3.3 Supporting staff in posts subject to registration to meet the GSCC’s eligibility criteria for registration and its requirements for continuing professional development; and

3.4 Responding appropriately to social care workers who seek assistance because they do not feel able or adequately prepared to carry out any aspects of their work.

4 As a social care employer, you must put into place and implement written policies and procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice.

This includes:

4.1 Making it clear to social care workers that bullying, harassment or any form of unjustifiable discrimination is not acceptable and taking action to deal with such behaviour;

4.2 Establishing and promoting procedures for social care workers to report dangerous, discriminatory, abusive or exploitative behaviour and practice and dealing with these reports promptly, effectively and openly;

4.3 Making it clear to social care workers, service users and carers that violence, threats or abuse to staff are not acceptable and having clear policies and procedures for minimising the risk of violence and managing violent incidents;

4.4 Supporting social care workers who experience trauma or violence in their work;

4.5 Putting in place and implementing written policies and procedures that promote staff welfare and equal opportunities for workers; and

4.6 While ensuring that the care and safety of service users is your priority, providing appropriate assistance to social care workers whose work is affected by ill health or dependency on drugs and alcohol, and giving clear guidance about any limits on their work while they are receiving treatment.

5 As a social care employer, you must promote the GSCC’s codes of practice to social care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with the GSCC’s proceedings.

This includes:

5.1 Informing social care workers about this code and your responsibility to comply with it;

5.2 Informing social care workers about the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and their personal responsibility to meet that code;

5.3 Making service users and carers aware of this code and the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers and informing them about how to raise issues through your policies and, if necessary, contact the GSCC in relation to the codes;
5.4 Taking account of the GSCC’s Code of Practice for Social Care Workers in making any decision that relates to the conduct of workers;

5.5 Informing the GSCC about any misconduct by registered social care workers that might call into question their registration and inform the worker involved that a report has been made to the GSCC; and 5.6 Co-operating with GSCC investigations and hearings and responding appropriately to the findings and decisions of the GSCC.

Social care workers (Introduction)

Introduction

This document contains agreed codes of practice for social care workers and employers of social care workers describing the standards of conduct and practice within which they should work. This introduction, which is also reproduced in the Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers, is intended to help you understand what the codes are for and what they will mean to you as a social care worker, employer, service user or member of the public.

The General Social Care Council began its work on 1 October 2001, at the same time as the Northern Ireland Social Care Council, the Scottish Social Services Council, and the Care Council for Wales. The Councils have a duty to develop codes of practice and have worked together in developing these codes as part of their contribution to raising standards in social care services.

The two codes for workers and employers are presented together in this document because they are complementary and mirror the joint responsibilities of employers and workers in ensuring high standards.

6. What are the codes?

The Code of Practice for Social Care Workers is a list of statements that describe the standards of professional conduct and practice required of social care workers as they go about their daily work. This is the first time that standards have been set in this way at national level, although many employers have similar standards in place at local level. The intention is to confirm the standards required in social care and ensure that workers know what standards of conduct employers, colleagues, service users, carers and the public expect of them.

The Code of Practice for Employers of Social Care Workers sets down the responsibilities of employers in the regulation of social care workers. Again, this is the first time that such standards have been set out at national level. The code requires that employers adhere to the standards set out in their code, support social care workers in meeting their code and take appropriate action when workers do not meet expected standards of conduct.

The codes are intended to reflect existing good practice and it is anticipated that workers and employers will recognise in the codes the shared standards to which they already aspire. The Councils will promote these standards through making the codes widely available.

How will the codes be used?

The codes are a key step in the introduction of a system of regulation for social care in the four countries of the UK. The Councils are responsible for the registration of those working in social care. The register will be a public record that those registered have met the requirements for entry onto the register and have agreed to abide by the standards set out in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers.

The Councils will take account of the standards set in the Code of Practice for Social Care Workers in considering issues of misconduct and decisions as to whether a registered worker should remain on the register.

What will the codes mean to you?

As a social care worker you will have criteria to guide your practice and be clear about what standards of conduct you are expected to meet. You are encouraged to use the codes to examine your own practice and to look for areas in which you can improve.

As a social care employer you will know what part you are expected to play in the regulation of the workforce and the support of high quality social care. You are encouraged to review your own standards of practice and policies in the light of the standards set in the code.

As a user of services or member of the public the codes will help you understand how a social care worker should behave towards you and how employers should support social care workers to do their jobs well.

Code of Practice for Social Care Workers

The purpose of this code is to set out the conduct that is expected of social care workers and to inform service users and the public about the standards of conduct they can expect from social care workers. It forms part of the wider package of legislation, practice standards and employers’ policies and procedures that social care workers must meet. Social care workers are responsible for making sure that their conduct does not fall below the standards set out in this code and that no action or omission on their part harms the wellbeing of service users.

Status

The General Social Care Council expects social care workers to meet this code and may take action if registered workers fail to do so.

Employers of social care workers are required to take account of this code in making any decisions about the conduct of their staff.

Social care workers must:

• Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers;

• Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers;

• Promote the independence of service users while
protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm;

• Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people;

• Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services; and
• Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills.

1 As a social care worker, you must protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers.

This includes:

1.1 Treating each person as an individual;

1.2 Respecting and, where appropriate, promoting the
individual views and wishes of both service users and carers;

1.3 Supporting service users’ rights to control their lives and make informed choices about the services they receive;

1.4 Respecting and maintaining the dignity and privacy of service users;

1.5 Promoting equal opportunities for service users and carers; and
1.6 Respecting diversity and different cultures and values.

2 As a social care worker, you must strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and carers.

This includes:

2.1 Being honest and trustworthy;

2.2 Communicating in an appropriate, open, accurate and straightforward way;

2.3 Respecting confidential information and clearly explaining agency policies about confidentiality to service users and carers;

2.4 Being reliable and dependable;

2.5 Honouring work commitments, agreements and arrangements and, when it is not possible to do so, explaining why to service users and carers;
2.6 Declaring issues that might create conflicts of interest and making sure that they do not influence your judgement or practice; and

2.7 Adhering to policies and procedures about accepting gifts and money from service users and carers.

3 As a social care worker, you must promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm.

This includes:

3.1 Promoting the independence of service users and assisting them to understand and exercise their rights;

3.2 Using established processes and procedures to challenge and report dangerous, abusive, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice;

3.3 Following practice and procedures designed to keep you and other people safe from violent and abusive behaviour at work;
3.4 Bringing to the attention of your employer or the appropriate authority resource or operational difficulties that might get in the way of the delivery of safe care;

3.5 Informing your employer or an appropriate authority where the practice of colleagues may be unsafe or adversely affecting standards of care;

3.6 Complying with employers’ health and safety policies, including those relating to substance abuse;

3.7 Helping service users and carers to make complaints, taking complaints seriously and responding to them or passing them to the appropriate person; and

3.8 Recognising and using responsibly the power that comes from your work with service users and carers.

4 As a social care worker, you must respect the rights of service users while seeking to ensure that their behaviour does not harm themselves or other people.

This includes:

4.1 Recognising that service users have the right to take risks and helping them to identify and manage potential and actual risks to themselves and others;

4.2 Following risk assessment policies and procedures to assess whether the behaviour of service users presents a risk of harm to themselves or others;

4.3 Taking necessary steps to minimise the risks of service users from doing actual or potential harm to themselves or other people; and

4.4 Ensuring that relevant colleagues and agencies are informed about the outcomes and implications of risk assessments.

As a social care worker, you must uphold public trust and confidence in social care services.

In particular you must not:

5.1 Abuse, neglect or harm service users, carers or colleagues;

5.2 Exploit service users, carers or colleagues in any way;

5.3 Abuse the trust of service users and carers or the access you have to personal information about them or to their property, home or workplace;

5.4 Form inappropriate personal relationships with service users;

5.5 Discriminate unlawfully or unjustifiably against service users, carers or colleagues;

5.6 Condone any unlawful or unjustifiable discrimination by service users, carers or colleagues;

5.7 Put yourself or other people at unnecessary risk; or

5.8 Behave in a way, in work or outside work, which would call into question your suitability to work in social care services.

6 As a social care worker, you must be accountable for the quality of your work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving your knowledge and skills.

This includes:

6.1 Meeting relevant standards of practice and working in a lawful, safe and effective way;

6.2 Maintaining clear and accurate records as required by procedures established for your work;

6.3 Informing your employer or the appropriate authority about any personal difficulties that might affect your ability to do your job competently and safely;

6.4 Seeking assistance from your employer or the appropriate authority if you do not feel able or adequately prepared to carry out any aspect of your work, or you are not sure about how to proceed in a work matter;

6.5 Working openly and co-operatively with colleagues and treating them with respect;

6.6 Recognising that you remain responsible for the work that you have delegated to other workers;

6.7 Recognising and respecting the roles and expertise of workers from other agencies and working in partnership with them; and

Undertaking relevant training to maintain and improve your knowledge and skills and contributing to the learning and development of others.

General Social Care Council Contact details

Directors of Social Services

Directors of Children Services UK

Barking and Dagenham London Borough
Ms Helen Jenner
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU
T: 0208 227 5800
Email:- helen.jenner@lbbd.gov.uk

Barnet London Borough
Mr Robert McCulloch-Graham
Director of Children’s Service
Building 4, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP
T: 020 8359 7642
Email:- robert.mcculloch-graham@barnet.gov.uk

Barnsley Council
Ms Judith Harwood
Executive Director for Children, Young People and Families
PO Box 609, Barnsley, S70 9FH
T: 01226 773602
Email:- judithharwood@barnsley.gov.uk

Bath & North East Somerset Council
Mr Ashley Ayre
Acting Strategic Director for Social Care, Health and Education Services
PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DN
T: 01225 394200
Email:- ashley_ayre@bathnes.gov.uk

Bedford Borough Council
Mr Christopher Hilliard
Executive Director for Children’s Services, Schools and Families
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
T:01234 228396
Email:- chris.hilliard@bedford.gov.uk

Bexley London Borough
Mr Mark Charters
Director of Education & Social Care
Hill View, Hill View Drive, Welling, Kent, DA16 3RY
T:020 8836 8305
Email:- mark.charters@bexley.gov.uk

Birmingham City Council
Ms Eleanor Brazil
Strategic Director – Children, Young People & Families
Council House Extension, Margaret Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 3BU
0121 303 2550
Email:- eleanor_brazil@birmingham.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
Ms Gladys Rhodes OBE
Strategic Director Families Health and Wellbeing
Children’s Services, The Exchange, Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, BB1 6AD
T: 01254 666425
Email:- gladys.rhodes@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackpool Council
Mr David Lund
Executive Director of Children, Adult & Family Services
Education & Children’s Services Department, Progress House, Clifton Road, Blackpool
FY4 4US
T: 01253 476500
Email:- exec.dcafs@blackpool.gov.uk

Bolton Council
Ms Margaret Asquith
Director of Children’s Services
Floor 4, Paderborn House, Bolton, BL1 1JW
T:01204 332010
Email:- margaret.asquith@bolton.gov.uk

Bournemouth Borough Council
Ms Jane Portman
Executive Director, Children & Families Service
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DL
T: 01202 456104
Email:- Jane.Portman@bournemouth.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest Borough Council
Dr Janette Karklins
Director of Children, Young People and Learning
Seymour House, 38 Broadway, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 1AU
T: 01344 354183
Email:- janette.karklins@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Ms Kath Tunstall
Strategic Director – Services to Children & Young People
Room 202, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HT
T:01274 431266
Email:- kath.tunstall@bradford.gov.uk

Brent London Borough
Ms Krutika Pau
Director of Children & Families
Chesterfield House, 9 Park Lane, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 7RW
T: 020 8937 3126
Email:- krutika.pau@brent.gov.uk

Brighton & Hove City Council
Mr Terry Parkin
Strategic Director – People
Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, Brighton & Hove, BN3 2SU
T: 01273 290446
Email:- terry.parkin@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Bristol City Council
Ms Annie Hudson
Strategic Director Children, Young People and Skills
P O Box 57, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7EB
T: 0117 903 7960
Email:- annie.hudson@bristol.gov.uk

Bromley London Borough
Ms Gillian Pearson
Director of Children and Young People Services
Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
T: 020 8313 4060
Email:- gillian.pearson@bromley.gov.uk

Buckinghamshire County Council
Ms Sue Imbriano
Strategic Director Children and Young People’s Services
County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UA
T:01296 383104
Email:- simbriano@buckscc.gov.uk

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Mark Carriline
Acting Executive Director of Children’s Services
Athenaeum House, Market Street, Bury, BL9 0BN
T:0161 253 5501
Email:- m.carriline@bury.gov.uk

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Stuart Smith
Interim Director: Children and Young People’s Services
Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
T:01422 392500
Email:- stuart.smith@calderdale.gov.uk

Cambridgeshire County Council
Mr Adrian Loades
Executive Director: Children and Young People’s Services
Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB1 OAP
T: 01223 727993
Email:- adrian.loades@cambridgeshire.gov.uk

Camden London Borough
Ms Ann Baxter
Director of Children, Schools and Families
218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1PB
T:020 7974 1505
Email:- ann.baxter@camden.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council
Mrs Edwina Grant
Director of Children’s Services and Deputy Chief Executive
Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Beds, SG17 5TQ
T: 0300 300 8000
Email:- Edwina.Grant@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Cheshire East Council
Ms Lorraine Butcher
Director of Children and Adults Services
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ
T: 01270 686021
Email:- lorraine.butcher@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Cheshire West and Chester Council
Gerald Meehan
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Chester, CH1 1SF
T: 01244 973232
Email:- john.stephens@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

City of London
Ms Joy Hollister
Director of Community and Children’s Services
PO Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ
T: 020 7332 1650
Email:- joy.hollister@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Cornwall Council
Mr Trevor Doughty
Director for Children, Schools and Families
New County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY
T: 0300 123 4100
Email:- tdoughty@cornwall.gov.uk

Coventry City Council
Mr Colin Green
Director of Children, Learning and Young People
Civic Centre 1, Earl Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RS
T:024 7683 1500
Email:- colin.green@coventry.gov.uk

Croydon London Borough
Mr Paul Greenhalgh
Executive Director for Children, Young People and Learners
Taberner House, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1TP
T: 0208 760 5787
Email:- paul.greenhalgh@croydon.gov.uk

Cumbria County Council
Ms Julia Morrison
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
5 Portland Square, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1PU
T: 01228 226857
Email:- julia.morrison@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Darlington Borough Council
Mr Murray Rose
Director of Services for People
Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT
T: 01325 388099
Email:- murray.rose@darlington.gov.uk

Derby City Council
Mr Andrew Bunyan
Strategic Director of Children & Young People’s Services
Children and Young People’s Directorate, Saxon House, Heritage Gate, Friary Street, Derby, DE1 1AN
T: 01332 643557
Email:- andrew.bunyan@derby.gov.uk

Derbyshire County Council
Mr Ian Thomas
Strategic Director Children and Younger Adults Department
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
T:01629 580000
Email:- ian.thomas@derbyshire.gov.uk

Devon County Council
Ms Jennie Stephens
Strategic Director People
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QG
T:01392 383299
Email:- jennie.stephens@devon.gov.uk

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Chris Pratt
Director Children and Young People’s Service
PO Box 226, The Council House, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN1 1RN
T: 01302 737800
Email:- chris.pratt@doncaster.gov.uk

Dorset County Council
Mr John Nash
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
T: 01305 224166
Email:- j.g.nash@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Mark Wyatt
Director of Children’s Services
Westox House, 1 Trinity Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1JQ
T: 01384 814200
Email:- mark.wyatt@dudley.gov.uk

Durham County Council
Mr David Williams
Corporate Director: Children and Young People’s Services
County Hall, Durham, , DH1 5UJ
T: 0191 383 3319
Email:- d.c.williams@durham.gov.uk

Ealing London Borough
Mr David Archibald
Executive Director for Children and Adults
Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 2HL
T: 020 8825 6983
Email:- darchibald@ealing.gov.uk

East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Mrs Alison Michalska
Director for Children, Family and Adult Services
County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA
T: 01482 392000
Email:- alison.michalska@eastriding.gcsx.gov.uk

East Sussex County Council
Mr Matt Dunkley
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG
T: 01273 481316
Email:- matt.dunkley@eastsussex.gov.uk

Enfield London Borough
Mr Andrew Fraser
Director of Schools and Children’s Services
PO Box 56, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XQ
T: 020 8379 4541
Email:- andrew.fraser@enfield.gov.uk

Essex County Council
Mr Dave Hill
Executive Director for Schools, Children and Families
PO Box 11, Children’s Services Corporate Directorate, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX
T: 01245 431891
Email:- dave.hill@essex.gov.uk

Gateshead Council
Ms Margaret Whellans
Group Director of Learning & Children
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH
T: 0191 433 2702
Email:- margaretwhellans@gateshead.gov.uk

Gloucestershire County Council
Ms Linda Uren
Commissioning Director (Children & Families)
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TR
T: 01452 427788
Email:- linda.uren@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Greenwich London Borough
Ms Gillian Palmer
Director of Children’s Services
Riverside House, Woolwich High Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6DF
T: 020 8921 8230
Email:- gillian.palmer@greenwich.gov.uk

Hackney London Borough
Mr Alan Wood
Director of Children’s Services
The Learning Trust, 1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
T: 020 8820 7515
Email:- alan.wood@learningtrust.co.uk

Halton Borough Council
Mr Gerald Meehan
Strategic Director of Children and Enterprise
Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widness, WA8 7QF
T: 0151 471 7530
Email:- gerald.meehan@halton.gov.uk

Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough
Mr Andrew Christie
Tri Borough Executive Director of Children’s Services
Children’s Services Department, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London, W6 9JU
T: 0208 753 3601
Email:- andrew.christie@lbhf.gov.uk

Hampshire County Council
Mr John Coughlan
Director of Children’s Services / Deputy Chief Executive
Children’s Services Department, 2nd Floor, Ashburton Court East, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8UG
T: 01962 846400
Email:- john.coughlan@hants.gov.uk

Haringey London Borough
Ms Libby Blake
Director of Children and Young People’s Services
The Children’s Service, 48 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 7TY
T: 020 8489 3206
Email:- libby.blake@haringey.gov.uk

Harrow London Borough
Ms Catherine Doran
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middx., HA1 2XF
T: 020 8424 1356
Email:- catherine.doran@harrow.gov.uk

Hartlepool Borough Council
Ms Nicola Bailey
Director of Child and Adult Services
Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY
T: 01429 523734
Email:- nicola.bailey@hartlepool.gov.uk

Havering London Borough
Mrs Sue Butterworth
Children’s Services Group Director
Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD,
T: 01708 432443
Email:- sue.butterworth@havering.gov.uk

Herefordshire Council
Ms Jo Davidson
Director for People’s Services
Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford, HR1 1SH,
T: 01432 260048
Email:- jdavidson@herefordshire.gov.uk

Hertfordshire County Council
Ms Jenny Coles
Director of Children’s Safeguarding and Specialist Services
County Hall, Peg Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DF
T: 01992 555704
Email:- jenny.coles@hertscc.gov.uk

Hillingdon London Borough
Ms Linda Sanders
Corporate Director, Social Care, Health and Housing
Civic Centre, High Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1BW
T:01895 250529
Email:- lsanders@hillingdon.gov.uk

Hounslow London Borough
Ms Judith Pettersen
Director of Children’s Services and Lifelong Learning
The Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middx. TW3 4YN
T: 020 8583 2901
Email:- judith.pettersen@hounslow.gov.uk

Isle of Wight Council
Mr Ian Anderson
Strategic Director for Community and Wellbeing
County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD
T: 01983 823601
Email:- ian.anderson@iow.gov.uk

Council of the Isles of Scilly
Ms Penny Penn-Howard
Director of Children’s Services
Carn Thomas, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 OPT
T: 01720 424306
Email:- ppenn-howard@scilly.gov.uk

Islington London Borough
Ms Eleanor Schooling
Corporate Director: Children’s Services
Laycock Street, London, N1 1TH,
T: 020 7527 5624
Email:- eleanor.schooling@islington.gov.uk

Kensington & Chelsea Royal Borough
Mr Andrew Christie
Tri Borough Executive Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Hornton Street, London, W8 7NXf
T: 020 7361 3303
Email:- andrew.christie@lbhf.gov.uk

Kent County Council
Mr Andrew Ireland
Corporate Director for Families and Social Care
Sessions House, County Hall, Maidstone, Kent, ME14
T: 01622 69 4173
Email:- andrew.ireland@kent.gov.uk

Kingston Upon Hull City Council
Mr John Readman
Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Room 42, Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA
T: 01482 615101
Email:- john.readman@hullcc.gov.uk

Kingston Upon Thames Royal Borough
Mr Duncan Clark
Director of Learning and Children’s Services
Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU
T:020 8547 5220
Email:- duncan.clark@rbk.kingston.gov.uk

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Ms Alison O’Sullivan
Director for Children & Young People
Oldgate House, 2 Oldgate, Huddersfield, HA1 6QW
T: 01484 225242
Email:- alison.o’sullivan@kirklees.gov.uk

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Damian Allen
Executive Director of Children and Family Services
Children’s Services Directorate, Huyton Hey Road, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 5YH
T: 0151 443 3220
Email:- damian.allen@knowsley.gov.uk

Lambeth Council
Ms Debbie Jones
Executive Director Children & Young Peoples Service
International House, Canterbury Cresent, London, SW9 7QE
T: 020 7926 9771
Email:- djones3@lambeth.gov.uk

Lancashire County Council
Ms Helen Denton
Executive Director for Children & Young People
PO Box 61, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8RJ
T: 01772 531646
Email:- helen.denton@lancashire.gov.uk

Leeds City Council
Mr Nigel Richardson
Director of Children’s Services
Merrion House, 110 Merrion Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8DT
T: 0113 395 0925
Email:- Nigel.richardson@leeds.gov.uk

Leicester City Council
Ms Rachel Dickinson
Strategic Director, Children
Marlborough House, 5th Floor, 38 Welford Road, Leicester, LE2 7AA
T: 0116 252 7710
Email:- rachel.dickinson@leicester.gov.uk

Leicestershire County Council
Mr Gareth Williams
Director of Children & Young People’s Service
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF
T:0116 305 6300
Email:- jane.yarranton@leics.gov.uk

Lewisham London Borough
Ms Frankie Sulke
Executive Director for Children & Young People
3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
T: 020 8314 8527
Email:- frankie.sulke@lewisham.gov.uk

Lincolnshire County Council
Mr Peter Duxbury
Director of Children’s Services
County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YQ,
T: 01522 553200
Email:- peter.duxbury@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Liverpool City Council
Mr Bob Clark
Interim Director for Children and Young Peoples Services
Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH
T: 0151 233 2799
Email:- bob.clark@liverpool.gov.uk

Luton Borough Council
Mr Martin Pratt
Corporate Director Children & Learning, Children and Learning Department
111 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 5NP
T: 01582 548000
Email:- martin.pratt@luton.gov.uk

Manchester City Council
Mr Mike Livingstone
Strategic Director Children’s Services
PO BOX 536, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60
T: 0161 234 3804
Email:- mike.livingstone@manchester.gov.uk

Medway Council
Mrs Rose Collinson
Director of Children and Adult Services
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR
T: 01634 331011
Email:- rose.collinson@medway.gov.uk

Merton London Borough
Ms Yvette Stanley
Director of Children Schools and Families
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX
T: 020 8545 3251
Email:- yvette.stanley@merton.gov.uk

Middlesbrough Council
Ms Gill Rollings
Director of Children, Families and Learning
PO Box 69, Vancouver House, Gurney Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1EL
T:01642 728700
Email:- gill_rollings@middlesbrough.gov.uk

Milton Keynes Council
Ms Gail Tolley
Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Saxon Court, Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS
T: 01908 254062
Email:- gail.tolley@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Newcastle Upon Tyne City Council
Mr John Collings
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Room 405, Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8PU
T: 0191 211 4997
Email:- john.collings@newcastle.gov.uk

Newham London Borough
Mrs Linzi Roberts-Egan
Acting Director of Children’s Services
Building 1000, Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU
T: 020 3373 4071
Email:- linzi.RobertsEgan@newham.gov.uk

Norfolk County Council
Ms Lisa Christensen
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH
T: 01603 222600
Email:- lisa.christensen@norfolk.gov.uk

North East Lincolnshire Council
Mr Jack Blackmore
Interim Strategic Director People and Communities
Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
T: 01472 323026
Email:- jack.blackmore@nelincs.gov.uk

North Lincolnshire Council
Ms Denise Hyde
Director, Children and Young People’s Service
PO Box 35, Hewson House, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ
T: 01724 296406
Email:- denise.hyde@northlincs.gov.uk

North Somerset Council
Ms Sheila Smith
Director of Children & Young Peoples Services
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston Super Mare, Somerset, BS23 1UJ
T: 01934 888891
Email:- sheila.smith@n-somerset.gov.uk

North Tyneside Council
Ms Gill Alexander
Strategic Director for Children, Young People and Learning
Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY
T: 0191 643 8001
Email:- gill.alexander@northtyneside.gov.uk

North Yorkshire County Council
Ms Cynthia Welbourn
Corporate Director – Children and Young People’s Service
County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
T: 0845 8727374
Email:- Cynthia.welbourn@northyorks.gov.uk

Northamptonshire County Council
Mr Charlie MacNally
Director of Adult and Children’s Services
County Hall, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1AN
T: 01604 236024
Email:- CMacNally@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council
Mr Paul Moffat
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
People Group , County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF
T:01670 533000
Email:- paul.moffat@northumberland.gov.uk

Nottingham City Council
Mr Ian Curryer
Corporate Director for Children and Families
Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG
T: 0115 87 63422
Email:- ian.curryer@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Nottinghamshire County Council
Mr Anthony May
Corporate Director for Children, Families and Culture
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
T: 0115 977 3353
Email:- cfcs.director@nottscc.gov.uk

Oldham Council
Mr Michael Jameson
Executive Director for People, Communities and Society
People, Communities & Society, Level 10, Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ
T: 0161 770 4780
Email:- michael.jameson@oldham.gov.uk

Oxfordshire County Council
Mr Jim Leivers
Acting Director for Children, Education & Families
County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND
01865 815122
Email:- jim.leivers@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Peterborough City Council
Mr Malcolm Newsam
Director of Children’s Services
Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FB
T: 01733 863601
Email:- malcolm.newsam@peterborough.gov.uk

Plymouth City Council
Ms Bronwen Lacey
Director of Children’s Services
Windsor House, Tavistock Road, Plymouth, PL6
T: 01752 668000
Email:- bronwen.lacey@plymouth.gov.uk

Poole Borough Council
Ms Anne Newton
Strategic Director, Children’s Services
Civic Centre, Poole, Dorset, BH5 2RU,
T: 01202 633202
Email:- a.newton@poole.gov.uk

Portsmouth City Council
Mr Julian Wooster
Director of Children’s Services and Strategic Director
3rd Floor, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
T: 023 9284 1202
Email:- julian.wooster@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council
Ms Anna Wright
Director of Education & Children’s Services
PO BOX 2623, Reading, RG1 7WA
T: 0118 939 0923
Email:- anna.wright@reading.gov.uk

Redbridge London Borough
Ms Pat Reynolds
Director of Children’s Services
Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex, 1G1 1NN,
T: 020 8708 3100
Email:- pat.reynolds@redbridge.gov.uk

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Ms Barbara Shaw
Acting Director of Adult and Children’s Services
Civic Offices PO Box 83, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1YA
T: 01642 771674
Email:- barbara_shaw@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk

Richmond Upon Thames London Borough
Mr Nick Whitfield
Director of Education, Children’s and Cultural Services
Regal House, London Road, Twickenham, TW1 3QB
020 8891 7906
Email:- nick.whitfield@richmond.gov.uk

Rochdale Metopolitan Borough Council
Ms Cheryl Eastwood
Executive Director: Children’s Services
PO Box 70, Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1YD
T: 01706 925000
Email:- cheryl.eastwood@rochdale.gov.uk

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Joyce Thacker
Strategic Director, Children & Young People’s Services
Norfolk House, Walker Place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S65 1AS
T: 01709 382121
Email:- joyce.thacker@rotherham.gov.uk

Rutland County Council
Ms Carol Chambers
Strategic Director: Places and Deputy Chief Executive
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
T: 01572 758480
Email:- cchambers@rutland.gov.uk

Salford City Council
Mr Nick Page
Strategic Director for Children’s Services
Minerva House, Pendlebury Road, Swinton, Manchester, M27 4EQ
T: 0161 778 0130
Email:- nick.page@salford.gov.uk
Sandwell Metroploitan Borough Council

Ms Barbara Peacock
Corporate Director – People
Shaftesbury House, 402 High Street, West Bromwich, B70 9LT
T: 0121 569 8204
Email:- barbara_peacock@sandwell.gov.uk

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Peter Morgan
Strategic Director People
9th Floor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, merseyside, L20 3JA
T: 0151 934 3706
Email:- peter.morgan@sefton.gov.uk

Sheffield City Council
Dr Sonia Sharp
Executive Director Children Young People and Families
Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
T: 0114 273 5726
Email:- sonia.sharp@sheffield.gov.uk

Shropshire Council
Mr David Taylor
Director of People’s Services
Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND
T: 01743 254301
Email:- david.taylor@shropshire.gov.uk

Slough Borough Council
Ms Clair Pyper
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Bath Rd, Slough, Berks, SL1 3UQ
T: 01753 875730
Email:- clair.pyper@slough.gov.uk

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Vanessa Bishop
Director for Children’s Services
PO Box 20, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QU
T: 0121 704 6734
Email:- vbishop@solihull.gov.uk

Somerset County Council
Ms Louise Goll
Corporate Director – Children and Young People Services
The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
T: 01823 356901
Email:- lgoll@somerset.gov.uk

South Gloucestershire Council
Ms Therese Gillespie
Director for Children and Young People
PO Box 2082, Castle Street, Thornbury, South Gloucestershire, BS35 9BQ
T: 01454 863253
Email:- therese.gillespie@southglos.gov.uk

South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Helen Watson
Corporate Director Children, Adults and Families
Town Hall, Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
T: 0191 427 7701
Email:- helen.watson@southtyneside.gov.uk

Southampton City Council
Mr Clive Webster
Executive Director of Children’s Services and Learning
5th Floor, Frobisher House, Nelson Gate, Southampton, SO15 1BZ
T: 023 8083 2771
Email:- clive.webster@southampton.gov.uk

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Ms Sue Cook
Interim Corporate Director, Children and Learning
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER
T: 01702 215890
Email:- suecook@southend.gov.uk

Southwark Council
Ms Romi Bowen
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
Southwark Social Services, Mabel Goldwin House, 49 Grange Walk, Southwark, London, SE1 2DY
T: 020 7525 0338
Email:- Romi.bowen@southwark.gov.uk

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Susan Richardson
Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Atlas House, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA9 1LD
T:01744 671801
Email:- susanrichardson@sthelens.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Council
Mr Eric Robinson
Deputy Chief Executive
Children and Lifelong Learning, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
01785 277001
Email:- Eric.robinson@staffordshire.gov.uk

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Andrew Webb
Corporate Director, Services to People
Town Hall, Stockport, SK1 3XE
T: 0161 474 3800
Email:- andrew.webb@stockport.gov.uk

Stockton on Tees Borough Council
Ms Jane Humphreys
Corporate Director Children Education and Social Care
PO Box 228, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 1XE
T: 01642 527 053
Email:- jane.humphreys@stockton.gov.uk

Stoke on Trent City Council
Dr Sharon Menghini
Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke on Trent
T: 01782 236100
Email:- sharon.menghini@stoke.gov.uk

Suffolk County Council
Mr Simon White
Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 2BX
T: 01473 265353
Email:- simon.white@suffolk.gov.uk

Sunderland City Council
Mr Keith Moore
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Children’s Services, Sandhill Centre, Grindon Lane, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR3 4EN
T: 0191 561 1355
Email:- keith.moore@sunderland.gov.uk

Surrey County Council
Mr Nick Wilson
Strategic Director for Children, Schools and Families
Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DJ
T: 020 8541 9911
Email:- nick.wilson@surreycc.gov.uk

Sutton London Borough
Dr Peter Simpson and Stephen Richards
Joint Acting Strategic Directors
Learning For Life, The Grove, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3AL
T: 020 8770 6502
Email:- peter.simpson@sutton.gov.uk

stephen.richards@sutton.gov.uk
Swindon Borough Council
Mr John Gilbert
Group Director Children
Swindon Borough Council, Sanford House, Sanford Street, Swindon, SN1 1QH
T: 01793 463068
Email:- jgilbert@swindon.gov.uk

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr Jim Taylor
Executive Director; Children. Learning and Economic Services
Council Offices, Wellington Rd, Ashton-U-Lyne, OL6 6DL
T: 0161 342 2050
Email:- Jim.taylor@tameside.gov.uk

Telford & Wrekin Council
Ms Laura Johnston
Interim Director of Children’s Services
3rd Floor Central, Civic Offices, Telford, TF3 4HD
T: 01952 385100
Email:- laura.johnston@telford.gov.uk

Thurrock Borough Council
Ms Jo Olsson
Director of Children, Education & Families
P.O. Box 118, Civic Offices, New Road Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6GF
T: 01375 652587
Email:- jolsson@thurrock.gov.uk

Torbay Council
Mr Richard Williams
Acting Director of Children’s Services
Oldway Mansion, Torquay Road, Paignton, Devon, TQ3 2TE
T: 01803 207991
Email:- richard.williams@torbay.gov.uk

Tower Hamlets London Borough
Ms Isobel Cattermole
Interim Corporate Director, Children, Schools and Families
Mulberry Place, London, E14 2BG
T: 020 7364 5000
Email:- isobel.cattermole@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Deborah Brownlee
Corporate Director of Children & Young People’s Services
PO Box 40, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 OEL
T: 0161 912 1901
Email:- deborah.brownlee@trafford.gov.uk

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council
Mrs Elaine McHale
Corporate Director Family Services
County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW
T: 01924 307725
Email:- emchale@wakefield.gov.uk

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council
Ms Pauline Pilkington
Director of Children’s Services
Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1TW
T: 01922 652 081

Waltham Forest London Borough
Mr Alan Adams
Interim Executive Director of Children and Young People Services
Silver Birch House, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5SD
T: 0208 496 3501
Email:- alan.adams@walthamforest.gov.uk

Wandsworth Borough Council
Mr Paul Robinson
Director of Children’s Services
The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
T: 020 8871 7890
Email:- probinson@wandsworth.gov.uk

Warrington Borough Council
Ms Kath O’Dwyer
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
New Town House, Butter Market St, Warrington, WA1 2NJ
T: 01925 442900
Email:- kodwyer@warrington.gov.uk

Warwickshire County Council
Ms Wendy Fabbro
Strategic Director People Group
Saltisford Office Park, Ansell Way, Warwick, CV34 4UL
T: 01926 742967
Email:- wendyfabbro@warwickshire.gov.uk

West Berkshire Council
Ms Margaret Goldie
Corporate Director for Children and Young People
Civic Offices
West Berkshire Council
West Street House
West Street
Newbury
RG14 1BZ

T: 01635 519723
Email:- mgoldie@westberks.gov.uk

West Sussex County Council
Mr Stuart Gallimore
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ
T: 01243 382666
Email:- stuart.gallimore@westsussex.gov.uk

Westminster City Council
Mr Andrew Christie
Tri Borough Executive Director of Children’s Services
Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E QP
T: 0207 641 2250
Email:- andrew.christie@lbhf.gov.uk

Wigan Council
Mr Nick Hudson
Corporate Director People
Progress House, Westwood Park Drive, Wigan, WN3 4HG
T: 01942 486000
Email:- n.hudson@wigan.gov.uk

Wiltshire County Council
Ms Carolyn Godfrey
Director of Children and Education
County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN
T: 01225 713751
Email:- carolyngodfrey@wiltshire.gov.uk

Windsor & Maidenhead Royal Borough
Mr Cliff Turner
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1RF
T: 01628 798888
Email:- cliff.turner@rbwm.gov.uk

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council
Mr David Armstrong
Interim Director for Children and Young People
Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FD
T: 0151 666 4288
Email:- davidarmstrong@wirral.gov.uk

Wokingham District Council
Mr Andy Couldrick
Strategic Director, Service Delivery for People
PO Box 154, Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WN
T: 01189 746247
Email:- andy.couldrick@wokingham.gov.uk

Wolverhampton City Council
Ms Sarah Norman
Strategic Director Community
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RR
T: 01902 555300
Email:- Sarah.Norman@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Worcestershire County Council
Ms Gail Quinton
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP
T: 01905 766303
Email:- gquinton@worcestershire.gov.uk

City of York Council
Mr Peter Dwyer
Director of Adults, Children and Education
Mill House, North Street, York, YO1 6JD
T: 01904 554200
Email:- peter.dwyer@york.gov.uk

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Executive Council Member Listing
Contact Details
Anglesey County Council
Anwen Huws
Interim Head of Children’s Services

Isle of Anglesey County Council
Housing and Social Services Department
Council Offices, Llangefni
ANGLESEY, LL77 7TW
Email: amhss@ynysmon.gov.uk
Tel No: 01248 750057

Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Nigel Brown
Assistant Director for Children’s Services
Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council
Dept. of Social Services
Anvil Court, Church Street
ABERTILLERY, NP13 1DB
Email: nigel.brown@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk
Tel No: 01495 350555

Bridgend County Borough Council
Colin Turner
Head of Safeguarding & Family Support
Bridgend County Borough Council
Sunnyside
BRIDGEND, CF31 4AR
Email: colin.turner@bridgend.gov.uk
Tel No: 01656 643643

Caerphilly County Borough Council
Andrew Jarrett
Assistant Director, Children’s Services
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Ty Penallta
Tredomen Park
Ystrad Mynach
Hengoed
CF82 7PG
Email: jarrea@caerphilly.gov.uk
Tel No: 01495 226622

Cardiff Council
Maria Michael
The Chief Children’s Services Officer
Cardiff Council
County Hall, Atlantic Wharf
CARDIFF, CF10 4UW
Email: mariamichael@cardiff.gov.uk
Tel No: 02920 872000

Carmarthenshire County Council
Jake Morgan
Head of Children’s Services
Carmarthenshire County Council
Building 2
Parc Dewi Sant
Jobs Well Road
Carmarthen SA31 3HB
Email: JakeMorgan@carmarthenshire.gov.uk
Tel No: 01267 234567

Ceredigion County Council
Buddug Ward
Assistant Director Families & Children
Ceredigion County Council
Min Aeron, Rhiw Goch
ABERAERON, SA46 0DY
Email: Buddug.Ward@ceredigion.gov.uk
Tel No: 01545 570881

Conwy County Borough Council
Jenny Williams
Head of Children’s Services
Conwy County Borough Council
The Lodge, Civic Centre Annexe
Colwyn Bay, LL29 8AR
Email: jenny.williams@conwy.gov.uk
Tel No: 01492 574000

Denbighshire County Council
Leighton Rees
Head of Children’s Services
Denbighshire County Council
Ty Nant, Nant Hall Road
Prestatyn
DENBIGHSHIRE, LL19 9LG
Email: leighton.rees@denbighshire.gov.uk
Tel No: 01824 706000

Flintshire County Council
Carol Salmon
Head of Children’s Services
Flintshire County Council
County Hall, Raikes Lane, Mold
FLINTSHIRE, CH7 6NN
Email: carol_salmon@flintshire.gov.uk
Tel No: 01352 752121

Gwynedd County Council
Marian Hughes
Interim Head of Children and Family Services
Gwynedd County Council
Council Offices, Caernarvon
GWYNEDD, LL55 1SH
Email: MarianHughes@gwynedd.gov.uk
Tel No: 01286 672255

Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Martin Price
Interim Head of Children’s Services and Partnerships
Sue Hughes
Social Regeneration Manager
Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Ty Keir Hardie
Riverside Court, Avenue de Clichy
MERTHYR TYDFIL, CF47 8XE
Email: martin.price@merthyr.gov.uk
Tel No: 01685 725000
Email: Sue.Hughes@merthyr.gov.uk

Monmouthshire County Council
Vanessa Glenn
Head of Children’s Social Services
Monmouthshire County Council
County Hall
CWMBRAN
NP44 2XH
Email: VanessaGlenn@monmouthshire.gov.uk
Tel No: 01633 644644

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Karen Jones, Jo Blake
Interim Head of Children’s Services
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Social Services, Health & Housing
Civic Centre, PORT TALBOT
SA13 1PJ
Email: k.jones3@npt.gov.uk; j.blake1@npt.gov.uk
Tel No: 01639 763333

Newport City Council
Michael Nicholson
Head of Children and Family Services
Newport City Council
Social Services
Civic Centre, NEWPORT
NP20 4UR
Email: mike.nicholson@newport.gov.uk
Tel No: 01633 656656

Pembrokeshire County Council
Nicola Francis
Head of Childcare Commissioning
Pembrokeshire County Council
County Hall
HAVERFORDWEST, SA61 1TP
Email: nicola.francis@pembrokeshire.gov.uk
Tel No: 01437 764551

Powys County Council
Amanda Lewis
Head of Children’s Services
Powys County Council
Powys County Hall
Llandrindod Wells
Powys LD1 5LG
Email: amanda.lewis@powys.gov.uk
Tel No: 0845 602 7030

Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council
Tony Young
Service Director for Children
Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council
Ty Pennant
Floor 9, Unit 3
Catherine Street
Pontypridd, CF37 2TB
Email: tony.m.young@rhondda-cynon-taff.gov.uk
Tel No: 01443 424000

City and County Swansea
David Howes
Head of Child and Family Services
City and County of Swansea
Oldway Centre, 36 Orchard Street
Swansea, SA1 5LD
Email: david.howes@Swansea.gov.uk
Tel No: 01792 636000

Torfaen County Borough Council
Ruth Derrick
Head of Children’s Services
Torfaen County Borough Council
Social Services Department
County Hall, CWMBRAN
NP44 2WN
Email: ruth.derrick@torfaen.gov.uk;
Tel No: 01495 762200

Vale of Glamorgan Council
Gareth Jenkins
Head of Children & Young People Services
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Social Services
The Dock Offices
Subway Road
Barry CF63 4RT
Email: gajenkins@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk
Tel No: 01446 700111

Wrexham County Borough Council
Susan Evans
Interim Chief Safeguarding and Support Officer
Wrexham County Borough Council
16 Lord Street
Wrexham, LL11 1LG
Email: susan1.evans@wrexham.gov.uk
Tel No: 01978 292000

 

Child Care Proceedings Exposed

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Welcome to Child Care Proceedings Exposed. This website has been started by a group of concerned people who have had first-hand experience of child care proceedings. What is happening in family courts all across the country is fundamentally wrong and has no place in English law.

Miscarriages of justice are taking place on a daily basis in secret family courts. Judges, solicitors, barristers, social worker and guardians collude together to remove healthy children from loving parents based on false allegations of harm, or the risk of future emotional harm.

Human rights are being breached on a daily basis.

Article 3 – No torture, inhuman or degrading treatment. The prohibition on torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is one of the most important provisions in the Human Rights Act.

Article 6 – right to a fair hearing. The right to a fair trial is fundamental to the rule of law and to democracy itself.

Article 7 – No punishment without law Article 7 provides that:

  • No-one can be found guilty of a crime that was not a crime under the law at the time it was committed – the prohibition on retrospective criminalisation; and
  • Anyone found guilty of a criminal offence cannot have a heavier penalty imposed on him or her than that which was applicable at the time the offence was committed.

Article 8 – Right to a private and family life. Everyone has the right to respect for his of her private and family life, home and correspondence.

From the moment the child is identified as adoptable, the social services move in for the kill. Vulnerable and frightened parents are like lambs to the slaughter, and once the social services have got their teeth in, they are not prepared to let go, even when they know they have got it wrong.

Nothing is left to chance when it comes to achieving the final goal of having a child taken for adoption, the lengths they will go to will leave you astounded, shocked and in a state of disbelief. They use parent’s lack of knowledge and access to information and legal help to push for adoption, the biggest weapon is the use of fear.

It is all done in the name of ‘child protection’, and whilst it is agreed children need protecting from any form of harm and/or abuse, what is happening is not identifying children who need protecting, it is about identifying children who can be easily adopted.

Please feel free to add your thoughts and comment, all comments are moderated, so trolls and hate messages will be deleted.