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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. Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council have a director responsible for children’s and adults’ services.

Barking and Dagenham London Borough Council

Ms Elaine Allegretti
Strategic Director, Children’s and Adults
Town Hall, Barking, Essex, IG11 7LU
T: 020 8227 3737
Email: elaine.allegretti@lbbd.gov.uk


Barnet London Borough Council

Mr Chris Munday
Executive Director for Children and Family Services
2 Bristol Avenue, Colindale, NW9 4EW
T: 0208 359 7099
Email: chris.munday@barnet.gov.uk


Barnsley Council

Ms Carly Speechley
Executive Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 609, Barnsley, S70 9FH
T: 01226 773602
Email: carlyspeechley@barnsley.gov.uk


Bath & North East Somerset Council

Ms Mary Kearney-Knowles
Director Children Services and Education (DCS)
PO Box 25, Riverside, Temple Street, Keynsham, Bristol, BS31 1DN
T:01225 396289
Email: mary_kearney-knowles@bathnes.gov.uk


Bedford Borough Council

Mr Harmesh Bhogal
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP
T:01234 276746
Email:harmesh.bhogal@bedford.gov.uk


Bexley London Borough Council

Mr Stephen Kitchman
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 James Thomas
Chief Executive
1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, B4 7DJ
T: 0121 303 7041
Email: james.a.thomas@birminghamchildrenstrust.co.uk


Birmingham City Council

Mrs Sue Harrison
Strategic Director for Children and Families
Children and Young People Directorate, PO BOX 17550, Birmingham, B2 2DP
T: 0121 675 6626
Email:Sue.M.Harrison@birmingham.gov.uk


Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

Ms Jo Siddle
Strategic Director of Children’s Services & Education
10 Duke Street, Blackburn, BB2 1DH
T: 01254 666568
Email: Joanne.siddle@blackburn.gov.uk


Blackpool Council

Ms Victoria Gent
Director of Children’s Services
Number One, Bickerstaffe Square, Blackpool, FY1 3HS
T: 01253 476558
Email: victoria.gent@blackpool.gov.uk


Bolton Council

Ms Bernie Brown
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Bolton, BL1 1RU
T:01204 332010
Email: bernie.brown@bolton.gov.uk


Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Ms Cathi Hadley
Corporate Director - Children Services
Town Hall, Bournemouth, BH2 6DY
T: 01202 127018
Email: cathi.hadley@bcpcouncil.gov.uk


Bracknell Forest Council

Ms Grainne Siggins
Executive Dirctor, People
Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 1JD
T: 01344 354182
Email: grainne.siggins@bracknell-forest.gov.uk


Bradford Children and Families Trust

Mrs Charlotte Ramsden
Chief Executive Officer
City Hall, Centenary Square, Bradford BD1 1HY
T:01274 432805
Email: charlotte.ramsden@bradford.gov.uk


Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Mrs Marium Haque
Strategic Director, Children’s Services
Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford BD1 1NN
T:01274 431266
Email: Marium.Haque@bradford.gov.uk


Brent London Borough Council

Mr Nigel Chapman
Strategic Director, Children and Young People
Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex, HA9 0FJ
T: 020 8937 6422
Email: nigel.chapman@brent.gov.uk


Brighton & Hove City Council

Ms Deb Austin
Corporate Director, Families, Children & Learning Services
Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ
T: 01273 290446
Email: deb.austin@brighton-hove.gov.uk


Bristol City Council

Ms Hannah Woodhouse
Executive Director Children and Education
PO Box 3399, Bristol BS1 9NE
T:
Email: hannah.woodhouse@bristol.gov.uk


Bromley London Borough Council

Mr Richard Baldwin
Director Children, Education and Families
Bromley Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH
T: 020 8313 4062
Email: richard.baldwin@bromley.gov.uk


Buckinghamshire Council

Mr John Macilwraith
Corporate Director for Children’s Services
The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP19 8FF
T:01296 382050
Email: john.macilwraith@buckinghamshire.gov.uk


Bury Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Jeanette Richards
Executive Director of Children, Young People
3 Knowsley Place, Duke Street, Bury, BL9 0EJ
T:0161 253 5501
Email: J.Richards@bury.gov.uk


Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Julie Jenkins
Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Town Hall, Crossley Street, Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 1UJ
T:01422 392827
Email: Julie.Jenkins@calderdale.gov.uk


Cambridgeshire County Council

Mr Martin Purbrick
Executive Director for Children, Education and Families
New Shire Hall Emery Crescent Enterprise Campus, Weald, Huntingdon PE28 4YE
T: 01223 715431
Email: martin.purbrick@cambridgeshire.gov.uk


Camden London Borough Council

Mr Tim Aldridge
Executive Director of Children and Learning.
218 Eversholt Street, London, NW1 1PB
T: 020 7974 1302
Email: tim.aldridge@camden.gov.uk


Central Bedfordshire Council

Ms Sarah-Jane Smedmor
Director of Children’s Services
Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, Beds, SG17 5TQ
T: 0300 300 8000
Email: sarah-jane.smedmor@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk


Cheshire East Council

Ms Deborah Woodcock
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1HZ
T: 01270 371105
Email: deborah.woodcock@cheshireeast.gov.uk


Cheshire West and Chester Council

Ms Helen Brackenbury
Director of Children’s Services
58 Nicholas Street, Chester, CH1 2NP
T: 01244 972775
Email:helen.brackenbury@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk


City of London Corporation

Ms Judith Finlay
Executive Director of Community and Children’s Services (DCS and DASS)
PO Box 270, Guildhall, London, EC2P 2EJ
T: 020 7332 1650
Email: judith.finlay@cityoflondon.gov.uk


Cornwall Council

Ms Kate Evan-Hughes
Strategic Director - Together for Families
New County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 3AY
T: 01872 322582
Email: Kate.Evan-Hughes@cornwall.gov.uk


Coventry City Council

Ms Kirston Nelson
Chief Parnerships Officer / Interim Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre 1, Little Park Street, Coventry, West Midlands, CV1 5RS
T: 02476 976000
Email: kirston.nelson@coventry.gov.uk


Croydon London Borough Council

Ms Debbie Jones
Interim Corporate Director, Children, Young People and Education
9th Floor, Zone B, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA
T: 020 8726 6000
Email: debbie.jones@croydon.gov.uk


Cumberland Council

Mr Martin Birch
Director of Children and Family Wellbeing
Cumbria House, 107-117 Botchergate, Carlisle, CA1 1RD
T: 0300 373 3730
E: martin.birch@cumberland.gov.uk


Darlington Borough Council

Mr James Stroyan
Group Director of People
Town Hall, Darlington, DL1 5QT
T: 01325 405814
Email: James.Stroyan@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 Carol Cammiss
Executive Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3AG
T:01629 532000
E: Carol.cammiss@derbyshire.gov.uk


Devon County Council

Mr Stuart Collins
Director of Children and Young People’s Futures
County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4QG
T:01392 383000
Email: stuart.collins@devon.gov.uk


City of Doncaster Council

Ms Riana Nelson
Director of Children, Young People and Families
The Civic Office, Waterdale, Doncaster, DN1 3BU

T: 01302 737800
Email: riana.nelson@doncaster.gov.uk


Dorset Council

Ms Theresa Leavy
Executive Director for People - Children
County Hall, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XJ
T: 01305 224166
Email: theresa.leavy@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk


Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

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

T: 01384 813100
Email: Catherine.driscoll@dudley.gov.uk


Durham County Council

Mr John Pearce
Corporate Director of Children and Young People
County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UJ
T: 03000 266 593
Email: john.pearce@durham.gov.uk


Ealing London Borough Council

Mr Robert South
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London, W5 2HL
T: 0208 825 6983
Email: SouthR@ealing.gov.uk


East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Ms Merlin Jospeh
Executive Director of Children, Families and Schools
County Hall, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 9BA
T: 01482 392000
Email: merlin.joseph@eastriding.gov.uk


East Sussex County Council

Ms Carolyn Fair
Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG
T: 01273 481316
Email: carolyn.fair@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, Families & Education
PO Box 11, Children’s Services Corporate Directorate, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1LX
T: 03330 133118
Email: helen.lincoln@essex.gov.uk

Gateshead Council

Ms Helen Fergusson
Strategic Director, Social Care and Lifelong Learning

Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 1HH

T: 0191 433 2700
E: helenfergusson@gateshead.gov.uk


Gloucestershire County Council

Ms Ann James
Director of Children’s Services
Shire Hall, Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2TR
T: 01452 583578
Email: ann.james@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 Jacquie Burke
Group Director for Children and Education
1 Reading Lane, London, E8 1GQ
Email: jacquie.burke@hackney.gov.uk


Halton Borough Council

Ms Zoe Fearon
Executive Director, Children Services
Municipal Building, Kingsway, Widnes, WA8 7QF
Email: zoe.fearon@halton.gov.uk


Hammersmith & Fulham London Borough Council

Ms Jacqui McShannon
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
145-155 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9XY
Email: jacqui.mcshannon@lbhf.gov.uk


Hampshire County Council

Mr Stuart Ashley
Director of Children’s Services
Children’s Services Department,3rd Floor, Elizabeth II Court North, The Castle, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8UG
Email: stuart.ashley@hants.gov.uk


Haringey London Borough Council

Ms Ann Graham
Director of Children’s Services
River Park House, 225 High Road, London, N22 8HQ
Email: ann.graham@haringey.gov.uk


Harrow London Borough Council

Ms Parmjit Chahal
Director Children’s Services
Civic Hub, Forward Drive, Harrow, Middx., HA3 8NT
Email: parmjit.chahal@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
Email: sally.robinson@hartlepool.gov.uk


Havering London Borough Council

Ms Tara Geere
Director of Starting Well (Stat Director of Children’s Services)
Town Hall, Main Road, Romford, RM1 3BD,
Email: tara.geere@havering.gov.uk


Herefordshire Council

Ms Hilary Hall
Corporate Director Community Wellbeing
Plough Lane, Hereford, HR4 0LE
EMail: hilary.hall@herefordshire.gov.uk


Hertfordshire County Council

Ms Jo Fisher
Executive Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Peg Lane, Hertford, SG13 8DF
Email: jo.fisher@hertfordshire.gov.uk


Hillingdon London Borough Council

Ms Julie Kelly
Executive Director Children Services
Civic Centre, High Street, Uxbridge, UB8 1UW
Email: jkelly2@hillingdon.gov.uk


Hounslow London Borough Council

Mr Steven Forbes
Executive Director, Children’s and Adults Services
Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow, Middx. TW3 3EB
Email: steven.forbes@hounslow.gov.uk


Hull City Council

Ms Pauline Turner
Director, Children, Young People and Family Services
Room 37, Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA
Email: pauline.turner@hullcc.gov.uk

Isle of Wight Council

Mr Ashley Whittaker
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 1UD
Email: ashley.whittaker@iow.gov.uk


Council of the Isles of Scilly

Ms Anne Coyle
Interim Director of Children’s Services
Carn Thomas, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 OPT
Email: anne.coyle@scilly.gov.uk


Islington London Borough

Mr Jon Abbey
Corporate Director Children’s Services
222 Upper Street, London, N1 1XR,
Email: jon.abbey@islington.gov.uk

Kensington & Chelsea Royal Borough Council

Ms Sarah Newman*
Executive Director Bi-Borough Children’s Services
1st floor, Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, W8 7NX
T: 07506192494
Email: snewman@westminster.gov.uk

* Also DCS Westminster


Kent County Council

Ms Sarah Hammond
Corporate Director – Children, Young People and Education
Sessions House, Maidstone, ME14 1XQ
T: 03000 423185
Email: sarah.hammond@kent.gov.uk


Kingston Upon Thames Royal Borough

Mr Ian Dodds
Executive Director of Children’s Services,
42 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BW
T:020 8831 6116
Email: ian.dodds@achievingforchildren.org.uk


Kirklees Council

Mr Tom Brailsford
Strategic Director for Children’s Services
Civic Centre 111, Huddersfield, HD1 2EY
T: 01484 221000
Email: Tom.brailsford@kirklees.gov.uk


Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Jonathan Jones
Executive Director Children’s Services
Municipal Buildings, Archway Road, Huyton, Merseyside, L36 9YU
T: 0151 443 3244
Email: Jonathan.jones@knowsley.gov.uk

Lambeth London Borough Council

Mr Andrew Carter
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
Lambeth Town Hall, 1st floor, Brixton Hill, Brixton, London, SW2 1RW
T: 020 7926 0108
Email: ACarter@lambeth.gov.uk


Lancashire County Council

Ms Jacqui Old CBE
Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services
PO Box 100, County Hall, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 0LD
T: 01772 535493
Email: Jacqui.Old@lancashire.gov.uk


Leeds City Council

Ms Julie Longworth
Director of Children and Families Services
PO BOX 837, Children’s Services, Leeds, LS1 9PZ
T: 0113 3786386
Email: julie.longworth@leeds.gov.uk


Leicester City Council

Mr Laurence Jones
Strategic Director, Social Care & Education
3rd Floor, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ
Contact: Laurence.Jones@leicester.gov.uk


Leicestershire County Council

Ms Jane Moore
Director, Children and Family Services
County Hall, Glenfield, Leicester, LE3 8RF

T: 0116 305 1454
Email: jane.moore@leics.gov.uk


Lewisham London Borough Council

Mr Pinaki Ghoshal
Executive Director for Children & Young People
1st Floor, Laurence House, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU
T: 020 8314 8527
Email: Pinaki.ghoshal@lewisham.gov.uk


Lincolnshire County Council

Ms Heather Sandy
Executive Director of Children’s Services
County Offices, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YQ,
T: 01522 550989
Email: heathera.sandy@lincolnshire.gov.uk


Liverpool City Council

Ms Jenny Turnross
Corporate Director for Children and Young People’s Service
Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH
T: 0151 351 2182
Email: jenny.turnross@liverpool.gov.uk


Luton Borough Council

Mr Dheeraj Chibber
Corporate Director Children, Families and Education
111 Stuart Street, Luton, LU1 5NP
T: 01582 548400
Email: dheeraj.chibber@luton.gov.uk

Manchester City Council

Mr Sean McKendrick
Interim Strategic Director of Children and Education Services
Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M60 2LA
T: 0161 234 3804
Email: sean.mckendrick@manchester.gov.uk


Medway Council

Ms Lee-Anne Farach
Director of People
Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR
T: 01634 331011
Email: leeanne.farach@medway.gov.uk


Merton London Borough Council

Ms Elizabeth Fitzpatrrick
Interim Executive Director of Children, Lifelong Learning and Families
Merton Civic Centre, London Road, Morden, Surrey, SM4 5DX
T: 020 8545 3251
Email: ElizabethFitzpatrick@merton.gov.uk


Middlesbrough Council

Mr Joe Tynan
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Fountains Court, Grange Roads, Middlesbrough, TS1 2DT
T:01642 727283
Email: joe_tynan@middlesbrough.gov.uk


Milton Keynes City Council

Mr Mac Heath
Director of Children’s Services
Civic, 1 Saxon Gate East, Milton Keynes, MK9 3EJ
T: 01908 253121
Email: mac.heath@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Newcastle City Council

Ms Cath McEvoy-Carr
Director of Children, Education and Skills
Civic Centre, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 8QH
T: 0191 211 5313
Email: catherine.mcevoy.carr@newcastle.gov.uk


Newham London Borough Council

Ms Laura Eden
Corporate Director of Children & Young People
Newham Dockside, 1000 Dockside Road, London, E16 2QU
Email: laura.eden@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

Ms Ann-Marie Matson
Director for Children’s Services
Municipal Offices, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HU
T:01472 323901
Email:Ann-marie.Matson@nelincs.gov.uk


North Lincolnshire Council

Ms Rachel Smith
Director of Children and Families
Church Square House, 30-40 High Street, Scunthorpe, North, Lincolnshire, DN15 6NL
T: 01724 298490
Email: Rachel.Smith@northlincs.gov.uk


North Northamptonshire Council

Mr David Watts
Executive Director, Adults, Health Partnerships and Housing and Executive Director of Children’s Services

Bowling Green Road, Kettering, Northants,NN15 7QX
T: 0300 1263000
Email: david.watts@northnorthants.gov.uk


North Somerset Council

Ms Claire Shiels
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 1UJ
T: 01934 888891
Email: claire.shiels@n-somerset.gov.uk


North Tyneside Council

Ms Julie Firth
Director of Children’s Services
Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY
T: 0191 643 1454
Email: Julie.Firth@northtyneside.gov.uk


North Yorkshire 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 Children’s Trust

Mr Colin Foster
Chief Executive
NCT, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED
T: 01604 365979
Email:Colin.Foster@NCTrust.co.uk


Northumberland County Council

Ms Audrey Kingham
Executive Director of Children, Young People and Education
County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF
T:01670 622742
Audrey.Kingham@northumberland.gov.uk


Nottingham City Council

Ms Catherine Underwood
Corporate Director for People
Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG
T: 0115 876 3447
Email: Catherine.Underwood@nottinghamcity.gov.uk


Nottinghamshire County Council

Mr Colin Pettigrew
Corporate Director for Children, Young People and Schools
County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP
T: 0115 977 3639
Email: colin.pettigrew@nottscc.gov.uk

Oldham Council

Mr Gerard Jones
Managing Director, Children and Young People
Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1XJ
T: 0161 770 3468
Email: Gerard.Jones@oldham.gov.uk


Oxfordshire County Council

Ms Lisa Lyons
Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1ND
T: 01865 815122
Email: lisa.lyons@oxfordshire.gov.uk

Peterborough City Council

Mr John Gregg
Executive Director of Children and Young People Services
Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough PE2 8TY
T: 01733 863655
Email: john.gregg@peterborough.gov.uk


Plymouth City Council

Mr David Haley
Director of Children’s Services
Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ
T: 01752 307643
Email: david.haley@plymouth.gov.uk


Portsmouth City Council

Ms Sarah Daly
Director of Children, Families and Education
3rd Floor, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2AL
T: 023 9284 1201
Email: sarah.daly@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

Reading Borough Council

Ms Lara Patel
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Brighter Futures for Children, Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading, RG1 2LU
T: 0118 937 3376
Email: lara.Patel@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

Mr Ian Dodds
Executive Director of Children’s Services,
44 York Street, Twickenham, TW1 3BZ
T: 020 8831 6116
Email: ian.dodds@achievingforchildren.org.uk


Rochdale Borough Council

Ms Sharon Hubber
Director of Children’s Services
Number One Riverside, Smith Street, Rochdale, OL16 1XU
T: 01706 925000
Email: sharon.hubber@rochdale.gov.uk


Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Nicola Curley
Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services
Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2NE
T: 01709 822677
Email: nicola.curley@rotherham.gov.uk


Rutland County Council

Ms Dawn Godfrey
Strategic Director for Children and Families
Catmose, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 6HP
T: 01572 758358
Email: dgodfrey@rutland.gov.uk

Salford City Council

Ms Melissa Caslake
Executive Director of Children’s Services
Salford Children’s Services, Unity House, Chorley Road, Swinton, Salford, M27 5AW
T: 0161 607 1782
Email: melissa.caslake@salford.gov.uk


Sandwell Children’s Trust

Emma Taylor
Chief Executive

T: 0121 569 8205
Email: emma_taylor@sandwellchildrenstrust.org


Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Sally Giles
Interim Director of Children and Education
Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, B69 3DE
T: 0121 569 8338

Email: sally_giles@sandwell.gov.uk


Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Risthardh Hare
Executive Director of Children’s Services
3rd Floor, Magdalen House, Trinity Road, Bootle, L20 3NJ
T: 0151 934 3128
Email: risthardh.hare@sefton.gov.uk


Sheffield City Council

Ms Meredith Teasdale
Strategic Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH
T: 0114 205 2924
Email: Meredith.Dixon-Teasdale@sheffield.gov.uk


Shropshire Council

Ms Tanya Miles
Executive Director of People
Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND
T: 01743 255811
Email: tanya.miles@shropshire.gov.uk


Slough Children First & Slough Borough Council

Ms Sue Butcher
Chief Executive and Director of Children’s Services
Observatory House, 25 Windsor Road, Slough, Berkshire,SL1 2EL
T: 01753 875395
Email: sue.butcher@slough.gov.uk


Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Beate Wagner
Director of Children’s Services
Council House, Solihull, West Midlands, B91 3QB
T: 0121 704 6734
Email: beate.wagner@solihull.gov.uk


Somerset County Council

Ms Claire Winter
Executive Director Children and Family Services
The Crescent, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4DY
T: 01823 359024
Email: Claire.winter@somerset.gov.uk


South Gloucestershire Council

Ms Chris Sivers
Executive Director - Department for People
PO Box 1955, Department for People, Bristol, BS37 0DE
T: 01454 865900
Email: chris.sivers@southglos.gov.uk


South Tyneside Metropolitan Borough Council

Mr Stuart Easingwood
Director of Children’s Services
Town Hall, Civic Offices, Westoe Road, South Shields, NE33 2RL
T: 0191 424 7719
Email: stuart.easingwood@southtyneside.gov.uk


Southampton City Council

Mr Robert Henderson
Executive Director of Children and Learning
Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
T: 023 8083 4899
Email: robert.henderson@southampton.gov.uk


Southend on Sea City Council

Mr Michael Marks
Executive Director (Children and Public Health)
Civic Centre, Victoria Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS2 6ER
T: 01702 534729
Email: MichaelMarks@southend.gov.uk


Southwark Council

Mr Alasdair Smith
Director of Children and Families
160 Tooley Street, London, SE1P 5LX
T: 020 7525 0338
Email: alasdair.smith@southwark.gov.uk


St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Hilary Brooks
Director of Children and Young People Services
2nd Floor, Gamble Building, Victoria Square, St Helens, WA10 1DY
T:01744 671187
Email: HilaryBrooks@sthelens.gov.uk


Staffordshire County Council

Ms Neelam Bhardwaja
Director for Children and Families
Staffordshire Place, Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
01785 277000
Email: neelam.bhardwaja1@staffordshire.gov.uk


Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Chris McLoughlin OBE

Executive Director for People and Integration

Upper Ground Floor, Stopford House, Stockport, SK1 3XE
T: 0161 474 4624
Email: Chris.mcloughlin@stockport.gov.uk


Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Ms Majella McCarthy
Director of Children’s Services
Municipal Buildings, Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LD
EMail: majella.mccarthy@stockton.gov.uk


Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Mr Simon White
Interim Director of Children and Family Services
Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke-on-Trent. ST4 1HH
T: 01782 235903
email: simon.white@stoke.gov.uk


Suffolk County Council

Ms El Mayhew
Interim Director Children and Families
Endeavour House, 8 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2BX
Email: el.mayhew@suffolk.gov.uk


Sunderland City Council / Together for Children

Ms Jill Colbert OBE
Chief Executive
Civic Centre, Burdon Road, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7DN
T:07584 272 420
Email:jill.colbert@togetherforchildren.org.uk


Surrey County Council

Ms Rachael Wardell
Executive Director of Children, Families and Lifelong Learning
Woodhatch Place, 11 Cockshot Hill, Reigate, RH2 8EF
T: 0345 600 9009
Email: rachael.wardell@surreycc.gov.uk


Sutton London Borough Council

Mr Jonathan Williams
Acting Director of Children’s Services
Civic Offices, St Nicholas Way, SM1 1EA
T: 020 8770 6534
Email: jonathan.williams@sutton.gov.uk


Swindon Borough Council

Ms Lisa Arthey
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
Swindon Borough Council, Civic Offices, Euclid Street, Swindon SN1 2JH
T: 01793 463200
Email: larthey@swindon.gov.uk

Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Allison Parkinson
Director of Children’s Services
Tameside One, Market Place, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6BH
T: 0161 342 2373
Email: Allison.parkinson@tameside.gov.uk


Telford & Wrekin Council

Ms Jo Britton
Executive Director: Children’s Services
Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT
T: 01952 385100
Email:jo.britton@telford.gov.uk


Thurrock Council

Ms Sheila Murphy
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
Civic Offices, New Road Grays, Thurrock, RM17 6GF
T: 01375 659840
Email: smurphy@thurrock.gov.uk


Torbay Council

Ms Nancy Meehan
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: nancy.meehan@torbay.gov.uk


Tower Hamlets London Borough Council

Mr Steve Reddy
Interim Corporate Director - Children’s Services
Tower Hamlets Town Hall, 160 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1BJ

Email:Steve.Reddy@towerhamlets.gov.uk


Trafford Council

Mrs Jill McGregor
Corporate Director of Children’s Services
PO Box 40, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Rd, Stretford, Manchester, M32 OEL
Email: jill.mcgregor@trafford.gov.uk

Wakefield Metropolitan District Council

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


Walsall Council

Ms Colleen Male
Executive Director: Children and Customer
Council House, Walsall, WS1 1TW
T: 01922 652081
Email: colleen.male@walsall.gov.uk


Waltham Forest Borough Council

Mr Chris Spencer
Interim Strategic Director for People
Room 206, Town Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF
T: 0208 496 3501
Email: Christopher.spencer@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 Perraton
Director of Children’s Social Care
Town Hall, Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1UH
T: 01925 443900
Email: amanda.perraton@warrington.gov.uk


Warwickshire County Council

Mr Nigel Minns
Executive Director for Children and Young People
PO BOX 2, Shire Hall, Warwick, CV34 4RR
T: 01926 412992
Email:nigelminns@warwickshire.gov.uk


West Berkshire Council

Ms AnnMarie Dodds
Executive Director - People, Children’s Services
West Street House, West Street, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 1BZ
T: 01635 503386
Email: annmarie.dodds1@westberks.gov.uk


West Northamptonshire Council

Mr Stuart Lackenby
Executive Director of People
West Northamptonshire Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED
T: 0300 126 7000
Email: stuart.lackenby@westnorthants.gov.uk


West Sussex County Council

Ms Lucy Butler
Executive Director of Children, Young People and Learning
County Hall, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RQ
T: 033022 27643
Email: lucy.butler@westsussex.gov.uk


Westminster City Council

Ms Sarah Newman*
Executive Director Bi-Borough Children’s Services
12th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP
T: 07506192494
Email: snewman@westminster.gov.uk

* Also DCS Kensington and Chelsea


Westmorland and Furness Council

Mr Mil Vasic
Director of Children’s Services
South Lakeland House, Lowther Street, Kendal, LA9 4DQ
T:
E: milorad.vasic@westmorlandandfurness.gov.uk


Wigan Council

Ms Colette Dutton
Director of Children’s Services
Wigan Town Hall, Library Street, Wigan, WN1 1YN
T: 01942 489452
Email: colette.dutton@wigan.gov.uk


Wiltshire Council

Ms Lucy Townsend
Corporate Director of People
County Hall, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, BA14 8JN

T: 01225 718680
Email: lucy.townsend@wiltshire.gov.uk


Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Council

Ms Lin Ferguson
Executive Director of Children’s Services and Education
Town Hall, St Ives Rd, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1RF
T: 01628 796019
Email:lin.ferguson@achievingforchildren.org.uk


Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

Ms Elizabeth Hartley
Director for Children, Families and Education
Hamilton Building, Conway Street, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH41 4FD
T: 0151 666 4288
Email: elizabethhartley@wirral.gov.uk


Wokingham Borough Council

Ms Emma Cockerell
Director of Children’s Services
Shute End, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1BN
T: 0118 974 6205
Email: emma.cockerell@wokingham.gov.uk


City of Wolverhampton Council

Ms Alison Hinds
Director of Children’s Services
Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RR
T: 01902 551449
EMail: alison.hinds@wolverhampton.gov.uk


Worcestershire County Council

Ms Tina Russell
Chief Executive Worcestershire Children First and Director of Children’s Services
County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP
T: 01905 844940
Email: trussell@worcschildrenfirst.org.uk

City of York Council

Mr Martin Kelly
Corproate Director of Children Services, Interim
West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
T: 07789 396235
Email: martin.kelly@york.gov.uk