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Staff

Management Team

Owen Evans

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive is responsible for the strategic leadership of the organisation and represents the Welsh children’s sector at a variety of Welsh, UK and international forums.  Owen will be joining us in early May 2020

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Lynne Hill

Policy Director

Lynne is responsible for work in the fields of family support and parenting, early years, disability and young carers, participation of children and young people, and support for the Family Information Network.

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Sean O'Neill

Policy Director

Sean is responsible for work in the fields of child poverty, children’s rights, safeguarding, looked after children, advocacy and issues relating to refugees, asylum-seekers and migrating families.  He also oversees Children in Wales’ information and communication services.

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Development and Co-ordinator Team

Cath Lewis

Development Officer, Disability

Cath is responsible for the development of Children in Wales’ work in the field of disabled children.  She is also responsible for our work around the Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Bill.

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Anna Westall

Development Officer, Family Support, Early Years and Childcare

Anna is responsible for the development work in the field of family support, early years and childcare.

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Mandy Davies

Development Officer, Participation

Mandy is responsible for developing and implementing Children in Wales’ policy and public education work, including Cymru Ifanc – Young Wales, through direct work with a diverse range of children and young people and the practitioners and the organisations that support them.

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Chris Richards

Development Officer, Participation

Chris is responsible for developing and implementing Children in Wales’ policy and public education work, including Cymru Ifanc – Young Wales, through direct work with a diverse range of children and young people and the practitioners and the organisations that support them.

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Tegan Waites

Development Officer, Participation

Tegan is responsible for developing and implementing Children in Wales’ policy and public education work, including Cymru Ifanc – Young Wales, through direct work with a diverse range of children and young people and the practitioners and the organisations that support them.

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Gareth Hicks

Development Officer, Participation

Gareth is responsible for developing and implementing Children in Wales’ policy and public education work, including Cymru Ifanc – Young Wales, through direct work with a diverse range of children and young people and the practitioners and the organisations that support them.

Deborah Smith

Development Officer, Kinship Care

Deborah is responsible for developing local and regional kinship care groups across Wales and providing support through information and training.

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Nigel Oanea-Cram

Development Officer, Care Experienced Children

Nigel is responsible, in conjunction with Voices from Care Cymru, for delivering the Getting Ready project in three local authority areas in Wales – Anglesey, Carmarthenshire and RCT to young people leaving care.

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Emma Sullivan

Development Officer, Health and Well-being of Looked After Children

Emma is responsible for developing partnerships with professionals working across health, social care and the third sector to identify and promote effective good practice in supporting looked after children.

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Kate Thomas

Development Officer, Price of Pupil Poverty

Kate is responsible for the second phase of our project entitled “Taking a Whole School Approach to Improving the Well-being of children from low income and disadvantaged families.”  She is working with schools in consortia areas across Wales to further this work.

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Louise O'Neill

Membership & Marketing Co-ordinator

Louise is responsible for supporting Children in Wales’ members to ensure that they receive their range of benefits.  She also assists with marketing the organisation effectively and organising events and conferences.

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Karen McFarlane

Development Officer

Karen works with colleagues to formulate Children in Wales’ conferences and events plan, together organising all arrangements and managing budgets.

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Training Team

Claire Sharp

Senior Training Officer

Claire oversees the Children in Wales training program and commissioned training, as well as the work of the Training Officers. Claire has particular expertise in training around child protection, safeguarding and children’s rights.

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Cheryl Martin

Training Officer & Development Officer, Child Poverty

Cheryl is one of two training officers at Children in Wales, jointly responsible for the development and delivery of Children in Wales’ training programme. This involves delivering commissioned and open training, and developing bespoke courses.

Cheryl also is a Development Officer working in the field of child poverty.

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Mike Mainwaring

Training Officer

Mike is our second training officer who is jointly responsible for the development and delivery of Children in Wales’ training programme. This involves delivering commissioned and open training, and developing bespoke courses.

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Information

Sarah James

Communications Officer

Sarah is responsible for  Children in Wales’ information and communication services. This includes researching policy, managing the Children in Wales website,  producing a range of materials for members and Children in Wales magazine.

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VACANT POST

Policy Information Assistant

This post is currently vacant, however, the post is responsible for producing a range of information for Children in Wales, both for the website and through electronic briefings. The Policy Information Assistant is the first point of contact for general enquiries to the organisation.

IRM Cymru

Jenny McMillan

IRM Contract Manager

Jenny is responsible for co-ordinating work relating to IRM Cymru.  This includes liaising with applicants, agency staff, panel members and advisors.

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Fiona Probert

IRM Administrator

Fiona is responsible for all aspects of the administration of the IRM Cymru.  This includes the Review Panels, Development Days and Briefing Sessions.

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Finance Team

Cathy Groves

Finance and Facilities Manager

Cathy has overall responsibility for managing Children in Wales’ budget and finances, and is also responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s offices and equipment are maintained.

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Adam Howells

Finance Assistant

Adam is responsible for the day to day administration of Children in Wales’ finances.  He also provides IT support for the organisation.

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Administration Team

Caroline Taylor

Administration Manager

Caroline is responsible for managing the administration for the organisation.  This includes human resources, governance and all matters relating to the Trustee Board.

 

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Lian Williams

Administrator

Lian is responsible for managing the administration of the organisation’s conferences and events, networks and forum groups.

 

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Kelly Mason

Administrative Assistant

Kelly is responsible for all administrative tasks linked to our training courses, together with our conferences and events.

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Julie Reid

Administrative Assistant

Julie carries out a range of duties including the administration for the commissioned training programme.

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Louis Baverstock

Administrative Office Assistant

Louis carries out and assists with a range of duties within the admin and training teams. He also helps out with IT and general office duties.

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