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Policy Council

The Children in Wales Policy Council was established in 2005.  It brings together cross sector representation from each category of the membership of Children in Wales to identify issues, concerns and priorities affecting the children, young people and families sector.  Reporting to the Trustee Board, the Policy Council advises on policies, priorities and the work programmes of Children in Wales.

The Policy Council is comprised of up to 21 representatives elected by a ballot of Children in Wales’ members, up to 10 representatives appointed from organisations with a specific interest or responsibility in relation to services for children, and a number of observers.  All members of the Trustee Board are automatically members of the Policy Council.

Policy Council Members

Dr David Williams (Chair)


Representative Body (appointed, up to 10 members)

Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

Association of Directors of Education in Wales (ADEW) (represented by Pierre Bernhard Grout, WLGA)

Association of Directors for Social Services (ADSS)

NHS Confederation

Public Health Wales (represented by Sarah Jones and Rachel Shaw)

Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health in Wales (represented by Dr Nia John)

Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) (represented by Joanna Davies and Stewart Blythe)

Community Volunitary Councils (represented by John Gallanders, AVOW)


Elected Members

Dr Susan Evans, Bangor University & Powys Teaching Health Board

Gwilym Roberts, Relate Cymru

Cherrie Galvin, Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility

Deborah Jones, Voices from Care (Cymru)

Des Mannion, NSPCC Cymru

Brigette Gater, Action for Children - Gweithredu Dros Blant

Diane Daniel, TGP Cymru

Uzo Uwobi, Race Council Cymru

Sharon Lovell, NYAS

Mike Greenaway, Play Wales

Rocio Cifuentes, EYST

Lindsay Watkins, Millbrook Primary School


Trustee Board members

Professor Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Professor David Egan, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Dr Dave Williams, Aneurin Bevan Teaching Local Health Board

Emeritus Professor Nigel Thomas

Hannah Williams, Tŷ Hafan Family Hospice

Ann Shabbaz, Hafan Saff Cyf

Jane Newby, Univeristy of South Wales

Sarah Crawley, Barnardo's Cymru

Diane Daniel

Mike Shooter

Bethan Webber, Home Start UK


Observers

Big Lottery Fund

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services (CAFCASS) Cymru

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Welsh Government

Youth Justice Board