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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) (represented by Leighton Rees, Denbighshire County Borough Council)

NHS Confederation

Public Health Wales (represented by 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)

Elected Members

Dr Susan Evans, Bangor University & Powys Teaching Health Board

Gwilym Roberts, Relate Cymru

Cherrie Galvin, Swansea & Brecon Diocesan Board for Social Responsibility

David Egan

Deborah Jones, Voices from Care (Cymru)

Des Mannion, NSPCC Cymru

Dr Elspeth Webb, University Hospital of Wales

Helen Mary Jones, Youth Cymru

Brigette Gater, Action for Children - Gweithredu Dros Blant

Lynne Osborne, YMCA Wales Community College

Diane Daniel, Tros Gynnal Plant

Trustee Board members

Professor Jonathan Scourfield, Cardiff School of Social Sciences

Dr Dave Williams, Aneurin Bevan Teaching Local Health Board

Hannah Williams, Tŷ Hafan Family Hospice

Ann Shabbaz, Hafan Saff Cyf

Jane Newby, Univeristy of South Wales

Dr Sarah Jones, Public Health Wales

Sarah Crawley

Diane Daniel

Mike Shooter


Big Lottery Fund

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

Children’s Commissioner for Wales

Welsh Government

Youth Justice Board