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Directors of Children’s Services

Last Updated: Monday, 18-Sep-17 11:11

ADCS endeavours to maintain accurate records of directors of children’s services in England. Please note that we are not liable for any inaccuracies in the data. We will not supply DCS information in any other format (spreadsheet, database etc.)

Local authorities listed with red header text e.g. Barking and Dagenham London Borough have a director responsible for children’s services.

Local authorities listed with blue header text e.g. Barnsley Council have a director responsible for children’s and adults’ services.

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

Ms Anne Bristow
Deputy Chief Executive and Strategic Director for Service Development and Integration
Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU
T: 020 8227 2300
Email: anne.bristow@lbbd.gov.uk

Barnet London Borough Council

Mr Chris Munday
Strategic Director for Children and Young People
Building 4, North London Business Park, Oakleigh Road South, London, N11 1NP
T: 0208 359 4808
Email: chris.munday@barnet.gov.uk

Barnsley Council

Ms Rachel Dickinson
Executive Director People
PO Box 609, Barnsley, S70 9FH
T: 01226 773602
Email: racheldickinson@barnsley.gov.uk

Bath & North East Somerset Council

Mr Mike Bowden
Strategic Director for People and Communities
PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DN
T: 01225 394200
Email: mike_bowden@bathnes.gov.uk

Bedford Borough Council

Mr Colin Foster
Director of Children’s Services
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
T:01234 276929
Email: colin.foster@bedford.gov.uk

Bexley London Borough Council

Ms Jacky Tiotto
Director of Children’s Services
Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AT
T:020 3045 4090
Email: jacky.tiotto@bexley.gov.uk

Birmingham City Council

Mr Colin Diamond CBE
Corporate Director for Children and Young People
Children and Young People Directorate, PO BOX 16466, 1st Floor, Zone 6, 10 Woodcock Street, Birmingham, B2 2DP
T: 0121 464 2808
Email: colin.diamond@birmingham.gov.uk

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Ms Linda Clegg
Director of Children’s Services
10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH
T: 01254 666435
Email: linda.clegg@blackburn.gov.uk

Blackpool Council

Ms Diane Booth
Director of Children’s Services
Number One, Bickerstaffe Square, Blackpool, FY1 3HS
T: 01253 476558
Email: diane.booth@blackpool.gov.uk

Bolton Council

Mr John Daly
Director of People
Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
T:01204 332010
Email: john.daly@bolton.gov.uk

Bournemouth Borough Council

Dr Sue Ross
Director of Children and Adults
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, BH2 6DL
T: 01202 458704
Email: sue.ross@bournemouth.gov.uk

Bracknell Forest Council

Ms Nikki Edwards
Director of Children, Young People and Learning
Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 1JD
T: 01344 354183
Email: nikki.edwards@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Mr Michael Jameson
Strategic Director, Children’s Services
Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN
T:01274 431266
Email: michael.jameson@bradford.gov.uk

Brent London Borough Council

Ms Gail Tolley
Strategic Director, Children and Young People
Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0FJ
T: 020 8937 6422

Brighton & Hove City Council

Mr Pinaki Ghoshal
Executive Director of Families, Children and Learning
Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, Brighton & Hove, BN3 2SU
T: 01273 290446
Email: pinaki.ghoshal@brighton-hove.gov.uk

Bristol City Council

Mr John Readman
Strategic Director, People
PO Box 57, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7EB
T: 0117 903 7960
Email: john.readman@bristol.gov.uk

Bromley London Borough Council

Mr Ade Adetosoye OBE
Deputy Chief Executive - Education, Care and Health
Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
T: 020 8313 4060

Buckinghamshire County Council

Mrs Gladys Rhodes White
Interim Managing Director Children’s Social Care and Learning
County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UA
T:01296 383104
Email: c-grwhite@buckscc.gov.uk

Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Karen Dolton
Acting Executive Director of Children, Young People and Culture
3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ
T:0161 253 5501
Email: k.dolton@bury.gov.uk

Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Stuart Smith
Director of Adults and Children’s Services
Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
T:01422 392552
Email: stuart.smith@calderdale.gov.uk

Cambridgeshire County Council

Mrs Wendi Ogle-Welbourn
Interim Executive Director: Children, Families and Adults Services
Shire Hall, Castle Hill, Cambridge, CB3 OAP
T: 01223 727993

Camden London Borough Council

Mr Martin Pratt
Executive Director Supporting People
218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1PB
T: 020 7974 1505
Email: martin.pratt@camden.gov.uk

Central Bedfordshire Council

Ms Sue Harrison
Director of Children’s Services
Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Beds, SG17 5TQ
T: 0300 300 8000
Email: sue.harrison@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Cheshire East Council

Mr Mark Palethorpe
Acting Executive Director of People
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ
T: 01270 686085

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Emma Taylor
Director of Children’s Services
58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
T: 01244 972775

City of London Corporation

Mr Andrew Carter
Director of Community and Children’s Services
PO Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ
T: 020 7332 1650
Email: andrew.carter@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Cornwall Council

Mr Trevor Doughty
Strategic Director for Children, Families and Adults
New County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY
T: 01872 322582
Email: tdoughty@cornwall.gov.uk

Coventry City Council

Ms Gail Quinton
Executive Director, People
Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RS
T: 024 76833405
Email: gail.quinton@coventry.gov.uk

Croydon London Borough Council

Ms Barbara Peacock
Executive Director, People
9th Floor, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
T: 0208 760 5787
Email: barbara.peacock@croydon.gov.uk

Cumbria County Council

Mr John Macilwraith
Corporate Director Children & Families Services
Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1RD
T: 01228 226868
Email: john.macilwraith@cumbria.gov.uk

Darlington Borough Council

Ms Suzanne Joyner
Director of Children and Adult Services
Town Hall, Feethams, Darlington, DL1 5QT
T: 01325 405814
Email: suzanne.joyner@darlington.gov.uk

Derby City Council

Mr Andy Smith
Strategic Director of People Services
Children and Young People’s Directorate, The Council House, Corporation Street, Derby, DE1 2FS
T: 01332 643556
Email: andy.smith@derby.gov.uk

Derbyshire County Council

Ms Jane Parfrement
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
T:01629 532000

Devon County Council

Ms Jo Olsson
Chief Officer for Children’s Services
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QG
T:01392 383212
Email: jo.olsson@devon.gov.uk

Doncaster Council

Mr Damian Allen
Director of People
The Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
T: 01302 737800
Email: damian.allen@doncaster.gov.uk

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Mr Paul Moffat
Chief Executive
The Blue Building, 38-40 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DE
T: 01302 735809
Email: paul.moffat@dcstrust.co.uk

Dorset County Council

Ms Sara Tough
Corporate Director for Children, Adults and Communities
County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
T: 01305 224166
Email: s.tough@dorsetcc.gov.uk

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Tony Oakman
Deputy Chief Executive/Strategic Director - People
Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF

T: 01384 815800
Email: tony.oakman@dudley.gov.uk

Durham County Council

Ms Margaret Whellans
Corporate Director of Children and Young People
County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ
T: 03000 266553
Email: margaret.whellans@durham.gov.uk

Ealing London Borough Council

Ms Judith Finlay
Executive Director, Children’s, Adults and Public Health
Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 2HL
T: 0208 825 6983
Email: finlayj@ealing.gov.uk

East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Mr Kevin Hall
Director of Children, Families and Schools
County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA
T: 01482 392000
Email: kevin.hall@eastriding.gov.uk

East Sussex County Council

Mr Stuart Gallimore
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG
T: 01273 481316
Email: stuart.gallimore@eastsussex.gov.uk

Enfield London Borough Council

Mr Tony Theodoulou
Executive Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 56, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XQ
T: 0208 379 3201
Email: tony.theodoulou@enfield.gov.uk

Essex County Council

Ms Helen Lincoln
Executive Director for Children and Families
PO Box 11, Children’s Services Corporate Directorate, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX
T: 03330 133118
Email: helen.lincoln@essex.gov.uk

Gateshead Council

Ms Caroline O’Neill
Strategic Director, Care, Wellbeing and Learning
Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH
T: 0191 433 2700

Gloucestershire County Council

Ms Alison Williams
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TR
T: 01452 328471
Email: alison.williams@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council

Ms Florence Kroll
Director of Children’s Services
Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, Woolwich, London, SE18 6HQ
T: 020 8921 8230
Email: florence.kroll@royalgreenwich.gov.uk

Hackney London Borough Council

Ms Anne Canning
Group Director of Children, Adults and Community Health Services
1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
T: 0208 356 4573

Halton Borough Council

Mr Mil Vasic
Strategic Director, People
Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, WA8 7QF
T: 0151 511 6004

Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council

Mr Steve Miley
Director of Children’s Services
Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London, W6 9JU
T: 0208 753 2300
Email: steve.miley@lbhf.gov.uk

Hampshire County Council

Mr Steve Crocker
Director of Children’s Services
Children’s Services Department,3rd Floor, Elizabeth II Court North, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UG
T: 01962 846400

Haringey London Borough Council

Ms Margaret Dennison
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Level 2, River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ
T: 020 8489 3206
Email: margaret.dennison@haringey.gov.uk

Harrow London Borough Council

Mr Chris Spencer
Corporate Director of People Services
Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middx., HA1 2XF
T: 020 8424 1356
Email: chris.spencer@harrow.gov.uk

Hartlepool Borough Council

Ms Sally Robinson
Director, Child and Adult Services
Level 4 Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY
T: 01429 523910
Email: sally.robinson@hartlepool.gov.uk

Havering London Borough Council

Mr Tim Aldridge
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD,
T: 01708 434 030
Email: tim.aldridge@havering.gov.uk

Herefordshire Council

Mr Chris Baird
Interim Director for Children’s Wellbeing
Brockington, 35 Hafod Road, Hereford, HR1 1SH,
T: 01432 260048
Email: cbaird@herefordshire.gov.uk

Hertfordshire County Council

Ms Jenny Coles
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Peg Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DF
T: 01992 555704
Email: jenny.coles@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Hillingdon London Borough Council

Mr Tony Zaman
Corporate Director of Adults, Children & Young Peoples Services
Civic Centre, High Road, Uxbridge, UB8 1BW
T:01895 250506
Email: tzaman@hillingdon.gov.uk

Hounslow London Borough Council

Mr Alan Adams
Executive Director of Children’s, Housing and Adults’ Services
The Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middx. TW3 4YN
T: 020 8583 3500
Email: alan.adams@hounslow.gov.uk

Hull City Council

Ms Alison Murphy
Director, Children, Young People and Family Services
Room 42, Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA
T: 01482 613232
Email: alison.murphy@hullcc.gov.uk

Isle of Wight Council

Mr Steve Crocker
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD
T: 01962 846400
Email: steve.crocker@hants.gov.uk

Council of the Isles of Scilly

Ms Aisling Hick
Senior Manager for Services to Our Community
Carn Thomas, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 OPT
T: 01720 424034
Email: ahick@scilly.gov.uk

Islington London Borough

Ms Carmel Littleton
Corporate Director, Children’s Services
222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR,
T: 020 7527 5855
Email: carmel.littleton@islington.gov.uk

Kensington & Chelsea Royal Borough Council

Ms Melissa Caslake
Executive Director of Children’s Services for the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
Children’s Services Department, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, London, W6 9JU
T: 0207 745 6465
Email: mcaslake@westminster.gov.uk

Kent County Council

Mr Andrew Ireland
Corporate Director – Social Care, Health and Wellbeing
Room 1.64, Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
T: 03000 416297
Email: andrew.ireland@kent.gov.uk

Kingston Upon Thames Royal Borough | Achieving for Children

Mr Robert Henderson
Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Children’s Services
Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU
T:020 8547 6722
Email: robert.henderson@achievingforchildren.org.uk

Kirklees Council

Mr Steve Walker
Director for Children and Young People
Civic Centre 111, Market Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1WG
T: 01484 221000
Email: steve.walker@kirklees.gov.uk

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Paul Boyce
Executive Director - Children
Huyton Hey Road, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 5YH
T: 0151 443 3244
Email: paul.boyce@knowsley.gov.uk

Lambeth London Borough Council

Ms Annie Hudson
Strategic Director - Children’s Services
3rd Floor, Olive Morris House, 18 Brixton Hill, London, SW2 1RD
T: 020 7926 0108

Lancashire County Council

Ms Amanda Hatton
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 61, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 8RJ
T: 01772 538720
Email: amanda.hatton@lancashire.gov.uk

Leeds City Council

Mr Steve Walker
Director of Children’s Services
PO BOX 837, Children’s Services, Leeds, LS1 9PZ
T: 0113 378 3628
Email: steve.walker@leeds.gov.uk

Leicester City Council

Ms Frances Craven
Strategic Director, Children’s Services
City Hall, Rutland Wing, Floor 3, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FQ
T: 0116 454 0124
Email: frances.craven@leicester.gov.uk

Leicestershire County Council

Mr Paul Meredith
Interim Director of Children and Family Services
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF
T:0116 305 6340
Email: paul.meredith@leics.gov.uk

Lewisham London Borough Council

Ms Sara Williams
Executive Director for Children & Young People
3rd Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
T: 020 8314 8527
Email: sara.williams@lewisham.gov.uk

Lincolnshire County Council

Ms Debbie Barnes
Director of Children’s Services
County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YQ,
T: 01522 553201
Email: debbie.barnes@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Liverpool City Council

Ms Colette O’Brien
Director, Children and Young People’s Service
Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH
T: 0151 233 0480
Email: colette.o’brien@liverpool.gov.uk

Luton Borough Council

Ms Sally Rowe
Corporate Director People
111 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 5NP
T: 01582 548400
Email: corporatedirectorcl@luton.gov.uk

Manchester City Council

Mr Paul Marshall
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
T: 0161 234 3804

Medway Council

Mr Ian Sutherland
Director of Children and Adults’ Services
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR
T: 01634 331011

Merton London Borough Council

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

Helen Watson
Executive Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 69, Vancouver House, Gurney Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1EL
T:01642 729500

Milton Keynes Council

Mr Michael Bracey
Corporate Director – People
Saxon Court, Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS
T: 01908 254062
Email: michael.bracey@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Newcastle City Council

Mr Ewen Weir
Director of Wellbeing, Care and Learning
Room 256, Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
T: 0191 211 5478
Email: ewen.weir@newcastle.gov.uk

Newham London Borough Council

Ms Grainne Siggins
Executive Director - Strategic Commissioning
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU
T: 020 3373 8035
Email: grainne.siggins@newham.gov.uk

Norfolk County Council

Mr Matt Dunkley
Interim Executive Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH
T: 01603 222601

North East Lincolnshire Council

Ms Joanne Hewson
Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Children’s Services
Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
T: 01472 325141
Email: joanne.hewson@nelincs.gov.uk

North Lincolnshire Council

Mr Mick Gibbs
Director of Children and Community Resilience
PO Box 35, Hewson House, Station Road, Brigg, North Lincolnshire, DN20 8XJ
T: 01724 296410

North Somerset Council

Ms Sheila Smith
Director, People and Communities
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 Jacqui Old
Director of Children’s and Adult Services
Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY
T: 0191 643 7317
Email: jacqui.old@northtyneside.gov.uk

North Yorkshire County Council

Mr Stuart Carlton
Corporate Director – Children and Young People’s Service
County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AE
T: 0845 8727374
Email: stuart.carlton@northyorks.gov.uk

Northamptonshire County Council

Ms Lesley Hagger
Director of Children, Families and Education
County Hall, George Row, Northampton, NN1 1AN
T: 01604 366359
Email: lhagger@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Northumberland County Council

Mr Andy Johnson
Interim Director of Children’s Services
People Group, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF
T:01670 622767
Email: andy.johnson@northumberland.gov.uk

Nottingham City Council

Ms Alison Michalska
Corporate Director of Children & Adults
Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG
T: 0115 876 3332
Email: alison.michalska@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Nottinghamshire County Council

Mr Colin Pettigrew
Corporate Director of Children, Families and Cultural Services
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
T: 0115 9773639
Email: colin.pettigrew@nottscc.gov.uk

Oldham Council

Ms Maggie Kufeldt
Executive Director Health and Wellbeing
Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ
T: 0161 770 4780
Email: maggie.kufeldt@oldham.gov.uk

Oxfordshire County Council

Ms Lucy Butler
Director of Children, Education & Families
County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND
T: 01865 815122
Email: lucy.butler@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Peterborough City Council

Ms Wendi Ogle-Welbourn
Corporate Director: People and Communities
Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FB
T: 01733 863601
Email: wendi.ogle-welbourn@peterborough.gov.uk

Plymouth City Council

Mrs Carole Burgoyne
Strategic Director for People
Civic Centre, Royal Parade, Plymouth, PL1 2AA
T: 01752 304838
Email: Carole.burgoyne@plymouth.gov.uk

Borough of Poole

Ms Jan Thurgood
Strategic Director - People Theme
Civic Centre, Poole, Dorset, BH5 2RU,
T: 01202 633203
Email: j.thurgood@poole.gov.uk

Portsmouth City Council

Ms Alison Jeffery
Director of Children’s Services
3rd Floor, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
T: 023 9284 1201
Email: alison.jeffery@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council

Ms Ann Marie Dodds
Director of Children, Education and Early Help Services
Civic Centre, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU
T: 0118 937 4771

Redbridge London Borough Council

Mr Adrian Loades
Corporate Director of People
Lynton House, 255-259 High Road, Ilford, Essex, 1G1 1NN,
T: 020 8708 3051

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Ms Barbara Shaw
Corporate Director of 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 | Achieving for Children

Mr Robert Henderson
Deputy Chief Executive, Director of Children’s Services
Guildhall 2, High St, Kingston, KT1 1EU
T: 020 8547 6722

Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Gail Hopper
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 70, Municipal Offices, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1YD
T: 01706 925000
Email: gail.hopper@rochdale.gov.uk

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Ian Thomas
Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2NE
T: 01709 822677
Email: ian.thomas@rotherham.gov.uk

Rutland County Council

Dr Tim O’Neill
Director for People and Deputy Chief Executive
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
T: 01572 758402
Email: toneill@rutland.gcsx.gov.uk

Salford City Council

Ms Charlotte Ramsden
Strategic Director for People
Salford Children’s Services, Unity House, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5AW
T: 0161 778 0130
Email: charlotte.ramsden@salford.gov.uk

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Jim Leivers
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
T: 0121 569 8204
Email: jim_leivers@sandwell.gov.uk

Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Dwayne Johnson
Director of Social Care and Health
9th Floor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3JA
T: 0151 934 4900
Email: to follow

Sheffield City Council

Jayne Ludlam
Executive Director People Services
Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
T: 0114 273 6424
Email: jayne.ludlam@sheffield.gov.uk

Shropshire Council

Ms Karen Bradshaw
Director of Children’s Services
Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND
T: 01743 254201
Email: karen.bradshaw@shropshire.gov.uk

Slough Borough Council

Ms Cate Duffy
Director of Children, Learning and Skills
Town Hall, Bath Rd, Slough, Berks, SL1 3UQ
T: 01753 875750
Email: cate.duffy@slough.gov.uk

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Mrs Sally Hodges
Director for Children’s Services and Skills
PO Box 20, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QU
T: 0121 704 6794
Email: sally.hodges@solihull.gov.uk

Somerset County Council

Mr Julian Wooster
Director of Children’s Services
The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
T: 01823 359024
Email: jwooster@somerset.gov.uk

South Gloucestershire Council

Mr Peter Murphy
Director for Children, Adults and Health
PO Box 298, Department for Children, Adults and Health, Civic Centre, High Street, Bristol, BS15 0DQ
T: 01454 865900
Email :peter.murphy@southglos.gov.uk

South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr John Pearce
Corporate Director Children, Adults and Health
Town Hall, Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
T: 0191 424 7701
Email: john.pearce@southtyneside.gov.uk

Southampton City Council

Ms Hilary Brooks
Interim Service Director, Children and Families Service
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
T: 023 8083 3021
Email: hilary.brooks@southampton.gov.uk

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council

Mr Simon Leftley
Deputy Chief Executive, People
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER
T: 01702 534729
Email: simonleftley@southend.gov.uk

Southwark Council

Mr David Quirke-Thornton
Strategic Director for Children’s and Adults Services
160 Tooley Street, London, SE1P 5LX
T: 020 7525 0338
Email: david.quirke-thornton@southwark.gov.uk

St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Mike Wyatt
Strategic Director People’s Services
Atlas House, Corporation Street, St Helens, WA9 1LD
T:01744 671807
Email: mikewyatt@sthelens.gov.uk

Staffordshire County Council

Ms Helen Riley
Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families & Communities
Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
01785 278580
Email: helen.riley@staffordshire.gov.uk

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Andrew Webb
Corporate Director, Services to People
Floor 3, Stopford House, Piccadilly, Stockport, SK1 3XE
T: 0161 474 3800
Email: andrew.webb@stockport.gov.uk

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Mr Martin Gray
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 228, Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1XE
T: 01642 527 043
Email: marin.gray@stockton.gov.uk

Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Ms Louise Rees
Director of Children and Family Services
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 1HH
T: 01782 235988
Email: louise.rees@stoke.gov.uk

Suffolk County Council

Mr Allan Cadzow
Interim Director for Children’s Services
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX
T: 01473 265354
Email: allan.cadzow@suffolk.gov.uk

Sunderland City Council / Together for Children

Mr Alex Hopkins
Director of Children’s Services / Chief Executive
Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7DN
T: 0191 561 1203

Surrey County Council

Ms Julie Fisher
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN
T: 020 8541 7216
Email: julie.fisher@surreycc.gov.uk

Sutton London Borough Council

Mr Tolis Vouyioukas
Director of People Services
The Grove, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 3AL
T: 020 8770 6502
Email: tolis.vouyioukas@sutton.gov.uk

Swindon Borough Council

Mr David Haley
Director of Children’s Services
Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH
T: 01793 465863
Email: dhaley@swindon.gov.uk

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Stephanie Butterworth
Executive Director
Council Offices, Wellington Rd, Ashton-U-Lyne, OL6 6DL
T: 0161 342 2163
Email: stephanie.butterworth@tameside.gov.uk

Telford & Wrekin Council

Mr Clive Jones
Director of Children & Adult Services
Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT
T: 01952 385100
Email: clive.jones@telford.gov.uk

Thurrock Council

Mr Rory Patterson
Corporate Director, Children’s Services
P.O. Box 118, Civic Offices, New Road Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6GF
T: 01375 652077

Torbay Council

Mr Andy Dempsey
Director of Children’s Services
Children’s Services (Torhill House 1st Floor South), C/o Townhall Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR
T: 01803 208949
Email: andy.dempsey@torbay.gov.uk

Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

Ms Debbie Jones
Corporate Director - Children’s Services
Mulberry Place, London, E14 2BG
T: 020 7364 4953
Email: debbie.jones@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Jill Colbert
Corporate Director Children, Families and Well-Being (interim)
PO Box 40, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 OEL
T: 0161 912 1901

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Mr John Wilson
Corporate Director, Children and Young People
County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW
T: 01924 307728
Email: johnwilson@wakefield.gov.uk

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Eleni Ioannides
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1TW
T: 01922 652 081
Email: eleni.ioannides@walsall.gov.uk

Waltham Forest London Borough

Ms Linzi Roberts-Egan
Deputy Chief Executive
Room 206, Town Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF
T: 0208 496 3501
Email: Linzi.roberts-egan@walthamforest.gov.uk

Wandsworth Borough Council

Ms Dawn Warwick
Director of Children’s Services
The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU
T: 020 8871 6291
Email: dwarwick@wandsworth.gov.uk

Warrington Borough Council

Mr Steve Reddy
Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director Families & Wellbeing
Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH
T: 01925 442900
Email: sreddy@warrington.gov.uk

Warwickshire County Council

Mr Nigel Minns
Strategic Director - People Group
PO BOX 2, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RR
T: 01926 412665

West Berkshire Council

Mrs Rachael Wardell
Corporate Director (Communities)
West Street House, West Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1BZ
T: 01635 519722
Email: rachael.wardell@westberks.gov.uk

West Sussex County Council

Ms Annie MacIver
Director of Family Operations
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ
T: 03302 222660
Email: annie.maciver@westsussex.gov.uk

Westminster City Council

Ms Melissa Caslake
Executive Director of Children’s Services for the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea
4th Floor, 5 The Strand, London, WC2N 5HR
T: 0207 641 2028
Email: mcaslake@westminster.gov.uk

Wigan Council

Mr James Winterbottom
Director of Children’s Services
Progress House, Westwood Park Drive, Wigan, WN3 4HG
T: 01942 486000
Email: j.winterbottom@wigan.gov.uk

Wiltshire County Council

Mr Terence Herbert
Corporate Director - Children and Education
County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN
T: 01225 713790
Email: terence.herbert@wiltshire.gov.uk

Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council

Mr Kevin McDaniel
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1RF
T: 01628 796477
Email: kevin.mcdaniel@rbwm.gov.uk

Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Deborah Gornik
Interim Director of Children Services
Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FD
T: 0151 666 4288
Email: deborahgornik@wirral.gov.uk

Wokingham Borough Council

Ms Judith Ramsden
Director of People Services
PO Box 154, Council Offices, Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1WN
T: 01189 746132
Email: Judith.ramsden@wokingham.gov.uk

City of Wolverhampton Council

Ms Emma Bennett
Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RR
T: 01902 551449
Email: emma.bennett@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Worcestershire County Council

Dr Catherine Driscoll
Director of Children, Families and Communities
County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP
T: 01905 846303

City of York Council

Mr Jon Stonehouse
Director of Children’s Services, Education and Skills
West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
T: 01904 554200
Email: jon.stonehouse@york.gov.uk