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Directors of Children’s Services

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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. Barnet 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 Elaine Allegretti
Director of People and Reslience
Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU
T: 020 8227 3567
Email: elaine.allegretti@lbbd.gov.uk


Barnet London Borough Council

Mr Chris Munday

Executive 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
Corporate Director
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

Mr Stephen Kitchman
Acting Director of Children’s Services
Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7AT
T:020 3045 3306
Email: stephen.kitchman@bexley.gov.uk


Birmingham Children’s Trust

Mr Andy Couldrick
Chief Executive
1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, B4 7DJ
T: 0121 303 7041
Email: andy.couldrick@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk


Birmingham City Council

Dr Tim O’Neill
Director for Education and Skills
Children and Young People Directorate, PO BOX 17550, Birmingham, B2 2DP
T: 0121 675 6626
Email:Tim.O’Neill@birmingham.gov.uk


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Ms Jayne Ivory
Director of Children’s Services
10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH
T: 01254 666435
Email: jayne.ivory@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

Ms Bernie Brown
Interim Director of People Services
Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
T:01204 332010
Email: bernie.brown@bolton.gov.uk


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Ms Judith Ramsden
Corporate Director - Children Services
Town Hall, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
T: 01202 458704
Email: Judith.ramsden@bcpcouncil.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 Mark Douglas
Strategic Director, Children’s Services
Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN
T:01274 431266
mark.douglas@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
Email:gail.tolley@brent.gov.uk


Brighton & Hove City Council

Ms Deb Austin
Interim Director of Families, Children and Learning
Kings House, Grand Avenue, Hove, Brighton & Hove, BN3 2SU
T: 01273 290446
Email: deb.austin@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Bristol City Council

Dr Jacqui Jensen
Executive Director, Adults, Children and Education
PO Box 57, The Council House, College Green, Bristol, BS99 7EB
T: 0117 903 7960
Email: Jacqui.Jensen@bristol.gov.uk


Bromley London Borough Council

Ms Janet Bailey
Director Children’s Social Care
Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
T: 020 8313 4062
Email: janet.bailey@bromley.gov.uk


Buckinghamshire County Council

Mr Tolis Vouyioukas
Executive Director for Children’s Services
County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UA
T:01296 383104
Email: tolisv@buckscc.gov.uk


Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Karen Dolton
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

Ms Julie Jenkins
Director of Children & Young People’s Services
Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
T:01422 392552
Email: Julie.Jenkins@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
Email:Wendi.Ogle-Welbourn@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


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 371105
Email:mark.palethorpe@cheshireeast.gov.uk


Cheshire West and Chester Council

Emma Taylor
Director of Children’s Services
58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
T: 01244 972775
Email:emma.taylor@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


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, Schools and Families
New County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY
T: 01872 322582
Email: tdoughty@cornwall.gov.uk


Coventry City Council

Mr John Gregg
Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RS
T: 024 7683 3402
Email: john.gregg@coventry.gov.uk


Croydon London Borough Council

Mr Robert Henderson
Executive Director, Children, Families and Learning
9th Floor, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
T: 0208 760 5787
Email: Robert.henderson@croydon.gov.uk


Cumbria County Council

Mr Nick Jarman
Interim Executive Director - People
Cumbria House, 117 Botchergate, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 1RD
T: 01228 226868
Email: nick.jarman@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
Email:jane.parfrement@derbyshire.gov.uk


Devon County Council

Ms Jo Olsson
Chief Officer for Children’s Services
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QG
T:01392 383000
Email: jo.olsson@devon.gov.uk


Doncaster Council

Ms Riana Nelson
Director of Learning, Opportunities and Skills
The Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU
T: 01302 737800
Email: riana.nelson@doncaster.gov.uk


Doncaster Children’s Services Trust

Mr Alan Adams
Chief Executive
The Blue Building, 38-40 High Street, Doncaster, DN1 1DE
T: 01302 735809
Email: alan.adams@dcstrust.co.uk


Dorset Council

Ms Sarah Parker
Executive Director for People - Children
County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
T: 01305 224166
Email: sarah.parker@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Catherine Knowles
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Council House, Priory Road, Dudley, West Midlands, DY1 1HF

T: 01384 815800
Email: cath.knowles@dudley.gov.uk


Durham County Council

Mr John Pearce
Corporate Director of Children and Young People
County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ
T: 03000 266553
Email: john.pearce@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 Eoin Rush
Interim Director of Children, Families and Schools
County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA
T: 01482 392000
Email: eoin.rush@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, People 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
Email:carolineoneill@gateshead.gov.uk


Gloucestershire County Council

Mr Chris Spencer
Director of Children’s Services
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TR
T: 01452 583578
Email:chris.spencer@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
Email:anne.canning@hackney.gov.uk


Halton Borough Council

Mr Mil Vasic
Strategic Director, People
Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, WA8 7QF
T: 0151 511 6004
Email:milorad.vasic@halton.gov.uk


Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council

Ms Jacqui McShannon
Director of Children’s Services
145-155 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9XY
T: 0208 753 2300
Email: jacqui.mcshannon@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
Email:steve.crocker@hants.gov.uk


Haringey London Borough Council

Ms Ann Graham
Director of Children’s Services
River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ
T: 020 8489 3883
Email: ann.graham@haringey.gov.uk


Harrow London Borough Council

Mr Paul Hewitt
Corporate Director for People Services
Civic Centre, Station Road, Harrow, Middx., HA1 2XF
T: 020 8424 1356
Email:Paul.hewitt@harrow.gov.uk


Hartlepool Borough Council

Ms Sally Robinson
Director, Children’s and Joint Commissioning Services
Level 4 Civic Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS24 8AY
T: 01429 523910
Email: sally.robinson@hartlepool.gov.uk


Havering London Borough Council

Mr Robert South
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD,
T: 01708 434412
Email: Robert.south@havering.gov.uk


Herefordshire Council

Mr Chris Baird
Director Children and Families
Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE
T: 01432 260264
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 555755
Email: jenny.coles@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Hillingdon London Borough Council

Mr Tony Zaman
Corporate Director of Adults, Children & Young People’s Services
Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
T:01895 250506
Email: tzaman@hillingdon.gov.uk


Hounslow London Borough Council

Mr Michael Marks
Interim Director of Children’s Services
The Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow, Middx. TW3 4YN
T: 020 8583 3500
Email: Michael.Marks@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 Khan
Senior Manager for Services to Our Community
Carn Thomas, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 OPT
T: 01720 424034
Email: Aisling.Khan@scilly.gov.uk


Islington London Borough

Ms Carmel Littleton
Corporate Director, People Directorate
222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR,
T: 020 7527 5855
Email: carmel.littleton@islington.gov.uk

Kensington & Chelsea Royal Borough Council

Ms Sarah Newman
Interim 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 641 7858
Email: snewman@westminster.gov.uk


Kent County Council

Mr Matt Dunkley CBE
Corporate Director – Children, Young People and Education
Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
T: 03000 416991
Email: Matt.Dunkley@kent.gov.uk


Kingston Upon Thames Royal Borough

Ms Pauline Maddison
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Guildhall, High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1EU
T:020 8547 6722
Email: pauline.maddison@kingston.gov.uk


Kirklees Council

Ms Mel Meggs
Strategic Director for Children’s Services
Civic Centre 111, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
T: 01484 221000
Email: Mel.Meggs@kirklees.gov.uk


Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Colette Dutton
Executive Director (Children)
Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9YU
T: 0151 443 3244
Email: colette.dutton@knowsley.gov.uk

Lambeth London Borough Council

Ms Annie Hudson
Strategic Director - Children’s Services
Lambeth Town Hall, 1st floor, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW
T: 020 7926 0108
Email:ahudson1@lambeth.gov.uk


Lancashire County Council

Ms Edwina Grant OBE
Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services
PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0LD
T: 01772 535493
Email: edwina.grant@lancashire.gov.uk


Leeds City Council

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


Leicester City Council

Mr Steven Forbes
Strategic Director for Social Care and Education
3rd Floor, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
T: 0116 454 2206
Email: steven.forbes@leicester.gov.uk


Leicestershire County Council

Ms Jane Moore
Director, Children and Family Services
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF
T:0116 305 6340
Email: jane.moore@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 Janice Spencer
Acting Director of Children’s Services
County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YQ,
T: 01522 554476
Email: janice.spencer@lincolnshire.gov.uk


Liverpool City Council

Mr Steve Reddy
Director, Children and Young People’s Service
Municipal Buildings, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2DH
T: 0151 233 0480
Email: steve.reddy@liverpool.gov.uk


Luton Borough Council

Ms Amanda Lewis
Corporate Director People
111 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 5NP
T: 01582 548400
Email: Amanda.lewis@luton.gov.uk

Manchester City Council

Mr Paul Marshall
Strategic Director of Children and Education Services
Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
T: 0161 234 3804
Email:p.marshall1@manchester.gov.uk


Medway Council

Mr Ian Sutherland
Director of Children and Adults’ Services
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR
T: 01634 331011
Email:ian.sutherland@medway.gov.uk


Merton London Borough Council

Mrs Rachael Wardell
Director of Children, Schools and Families
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX
T: 020 8545 3251
Email: Rachael.Wardell@merton.gov.uk


Middlesbrough Council

Helen Watson
Executive Director for Well-Being, Care and Learning
PO Box 69, Vancouver House, Gurney Street, Middlesbrough, TS1 1EL
T:01642 729500
Email:helen_watson@middlesbrough.gov.uk


Milton Keynes Council

Mr Mac Heath
Director of Children’s Services
Saxon Court, Avebury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3HS
T: 01908 254062
Email: mac.heath@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Newcastle City Council

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


Newham London Borough Council

Mr Tim Aldridge
Corporate Director of Children & Young People
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU
T: 020 3373 8035
Email: Tim.Aldridge@newham.gov.uk


Norfolk County Council

Ms Sara Tough
Executive Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH
T: 01603 222601
Email: sara.tough@norfolk.gov.uk


North East Lincolnshire Council

Mr Steve Kay
Director of Children’s Services
Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
T: 01472 323266
Email: steve.kay@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
Email:mick.gibbs@northlincs.gov.uk


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: 01609 532234
Email: stuart.carlton@northyorks.gov.uk


Northamptonshire County Council

Ms Cathi Hadley
Interim Director for Children’s Services - Children First Northamptonshire
1 Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED
T: 01604 362636
Email: chadley@childrenfirstnorthamptonshire.co.uk


Northumberland County Council

Mrs Cath McEvoy-Carr
Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Children’s Services
County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF
T:01670 624034
Email:cath.mcevoy-carr@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 for Children, Families and Schools
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
T: 0115 977 3639
Email: colin.pettigrew@nottscc.gov.uk

Oldham Council

Ms Merlin Joseph
Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ
T: 0161 770 3468
Email: merlin.joseph@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
Executive Director People and Communities
Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FB
T: 01733 863601
Email: wendi.ogle-welbourn@peterborough.gov.uk


Plymouth City Council

Ms Alison Botham
Director of Children’s Services
Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ
T: 01752 398180
Email: alison.botham@plymouth.gov.uk


Portsmouth City Council

Ms Alison Jeffery
Director of Children, Families and Education
3rd Floor, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
T: 023 9284 1201
Email: alison.jeffery@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council

Ms Deborah Glassbrook
Director of Children’s Social Care, Education and Early Help Services
Brighter Futures for Children, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU
T: 0118 937 4665
Email: deborah.glassbrook@brighterfuturesforchildren.org


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
Email:Adrian.Loades@redbridge.gov.uk


Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Ms Kathryn Boulton
Corporate Director for Children and Families
Civic Offices PO Box 83, Kirkleatham Street, Redcar, TS10 1YA
T: 01642 771674
Email: kathryn.boulton@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk


Richmond Upon Thames London Borough | Achieving for Children

Mr James Thomas
Director of Children’s Services
44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
T: 020 8831 6116
Email: james.thomas@achievingforchildren.org.uk


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

Ms Sally Hodges
Interim Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2NE
T: 01709 822677
Email: sally.hodges@rotherham.gov.uk


Rutland County Council

Mr Mark Andrews
Strategic Director for People
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
T: 01572 758339
Email: MAndrews@rutland.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 Children’s Trust

Frances Craven
Chief Executive

T: 0121 569 3581
Email: frances_craven@sandwellchildrenstrust.org


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Lesley Hagger
Director of Children’s Services
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
T: 0121 569 8204

Email: Lesley_hagger@sandwell.gov.uk


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Vicky Buchanan
Interim Director Children Social Care and Education
9th Floor, Merton House, Stanley Road, Bootle, Merseyside, L20 3JA
T: 0151 934 4900
Email: vicky.buchanan@sefton.gov.uk


Sheffield City Council

John Macilwraith
Executive Director People Services
Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
T: 0114 273 5726
Email: John.macilwraith@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


Slough Children’s Services Trust

Ms Lisa Humphreys
Chief Executive
Slough CST, St Martins Place, East Wing, Ground Floor, Slough, Berks, SL1 3UF
T: 01753 875395
Email: Lisa.Humphreys@scstrust.co.uk


Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Louise Rees
Director for Children’s Services and Skills
PO Box 20, Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QU
T: 0121 704 6794
Email: louise.rees@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

Ms Chris Sivers
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: chris.sivers@southglos.gov.uk


South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Mike Conlon
Acting Corporate Director Children, Adults and Health
Town Hall, Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
T: 0191 424 7765
Email: mike.conlon@southtyneside.gov.uk


Southampton City Council

Ms Hilary Brooks
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 and Adults
160 Tooley Street, London, SE1P 5LX
T: 020 7525 0338
Email: david.quirke-thornton@southwark.gov.uk


St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Prof Sarah O’Brien
Strategic Director People’s Services / Clinical Accountable Officer
2nd Floor, Gamble Building, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1DY
T:01744 676309
Email: saraho’brien@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

Ms Chris McLoughlin
Director of Children’s Services
Upper Ground Floor, Stopford House, Stockport, SK1 3XE
T: 0161 474 4624
Email: Chris.mcloughlin@stockport.gov.uk


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Mr Martin Gray
Director of Children’s Services
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
T: 01642 527043
Email: martin.gray@stockton.gov.uk


Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Mr Mark Barratt
Director of Children and Family Services
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 1HH
T: 01782 235988
Email: mark.barratt@stoke.gov.uk


Suffolk County Council

Ms Sue Cook
Executive Director for People Services
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX
T: 01473 265354
Email: sue.cook@suffolk.gov.uk


Sunderland City Council / Together for Children

Ms Jill Colbert
Chief Executive
Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7DN
T: 0191 0191 561 1356
Email:jill.colbert@togetherforchildren.org.uk


Surrey County Council

Mr Dave Hill
Executive Directorfor Children, Learning and Families
County Hall, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2DN
T: 020 8541 7216
Email: dave.hill@surreycc.gov.uk


Sutton London Borough Council

Mr Nick Ireland
Acting Strategic Director for People
Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, SM1 1EA
T: 020 8770 4506
Email: nick.ireland@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 463068
Email: dhaley@swindon.gov.uk

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Richard Hancock
Director of Children’s Services
Hyde Town Hall, Market Street, Hyde, SK14 1AL
T: 0161 342 3354
Email: richard.hancock@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 Roger Harris
Corporate Director: People, Housing and Health
P.O. Box 118, Civic Offices, New Road Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6GF
T: 01375 652714
Email:RHarris@thurrock.gov.uk


Torbay Council

Ms Alison Botham
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: alison.botham@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

Mr Ged Rowney
Interim Corporate Director of Children’s Services (DCS) and Families
PO Box 40, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 OEL
T: 0161 912 4095
Email: Ged.Rowney@trafford.gov.uk

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

Ms Beate Wagner
Corporate Director, Children and Young People
County Hall, Bond Street, Wakefield, WF1 2QW
T: 01924 307728
Email: bwagner@wakefield.gov.uk


Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Sally Rowe
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Council House, Lichfield Street, Walsall, West Midlands, WS1 1TW
T: 01922 652 081
Email: sally.rowe@walsall.gov.uk


Waltham Forest London Borough

Ms Heather Flinders
Strategic Director of Families
Room 206, Town Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF
T: 0208 496 3501
Email: heather.flinders@walthamforest.gov.uk


Wandsworth Borough Council

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


Warrington Borough Council

Ms Amanda Amesbury
Director of Children’s Social Care
Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH
T: 01925 443900
Email: amanda.amesbury@warrington.gov.uk


Warwickshire County Council

Mr Nigel Minns
Strategic Director - People Group
PO BOX 2, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RR
T: 01926 412665
Email:nigelminns@warwickshire.gov.uk


West Berkshire Council

Mr Andy Sharp
Executive Director - People
West Street House, West Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1BZ
T: 01635 519722
Email: andy.sharp1@westberks.gov.uk


West Sussex County Council

Mr John Readman
Interim Director of Children and Family Services
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ
T: 03302 222660
Email: john.readman@westsussex.gov.uk


Westminster City Council

Ms Sarah Newman
Interim 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 7858
Email: snewman@westminster.gov.uk


Wigan Council

Mr James Winterbottom
Director of Children’s Services
Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1YN
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@achievingforchildren.org.uk


Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Paul Boyce
Director of Children Services
Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FD
T: 0151 666 4288
Email:paulboyce@wirral.gov.uk


Wokingham Borough Council

Ms Carol Cammiss
Director of Children’s Services
Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1BN
T: 0118 974 6205
carol.cammiss@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
Email:cdriscoll@worcestershire.gov.uk

City of York Council

Ms Amanda Hatton
Corporate Director - Children, Education and Communities
West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
T: 01904 554434
Email: Amanda.hatton@york.gov.uk