Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

Chief Executive

Hugh

Chief Executive Officer

Hugh

As Chief Executive, Hugh is responsible for the organisation’s direction; leading, shaping and focussing CiW’s energies and activities to improve coordination across the sector and maximize the impact for children

Directors

Sean

Deputy CEO/Policy Director

Sean

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.

Sean also oversees the work of the Policy and Development Team.

Stephanie

Finance and Operations Director

Stephanie

Stephanie has overall responsibility for managing Children in Wales’ budget, finances, HR and IT and also responsible for management of our office space.

Stephanie also oversees the work for the Finance & HR teams.

Emily

Delivery Director

Emily

Emily is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and oversees delivery of Children in Wales Youth Participation Programmes, Training provision, Safeguarding, the Independent Review Mechanism service as well as a number of collaborative Projects and Partnerships.

Policy Team

Kate T

Projects and Partnership Manager

Kate T

Anna

Senior Policy Officer

Anna

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

Fatiha

Development Officer, Parents Connect Wales

Fatiha

Fatiha is responsible for development work in the field of parent voice and parent participation in the promotion of children's rights.

Karen

Senior Policy Officer

Karen

Karen is responsible for work in the fields of child poverty, additional learning needs and vulnerable children.

Lisa

Development Officer Youth Engagement FAW

Lisa

Sophie

Youth Engagement Worker FAW

Sophie

Abigail

Development Officer, Price of Pupil Poverty

Abigail

Rachel B

Research and Policy Information Officer

Rachel B

Bethan

Development Officer, Getting Ready Project

Bethan

Bethan is the development officer for the Getting Ready Project who is responsible for the development of a suite of resources to support care experienced young people enhance their knowledge and understanding of their entitlements once leaving care. Bethan also delivers a variety of workshops to young people and professionals.

Natalie H

Getting Ready Project Intern

Natalie H

Young Wales Team

Tegan

Young Wales Manager

Tegan

Tegan oversees the Young Wales participation programme with children and young people as well as the work of the Young Wales staff team. Tegan chairs the All Wales Participation Workers Network and the Young Carers Workers Network. She works on developing and delivering a strategy to grow the reach and prominence of Young Wales and to raise awareness of Children's Rights throughout her work.

Rachel C

Young Wales Senior Officer

Rachel C

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Frances

Development Officer, Participation

Frances

Russell

Development Officer (Participation)

Russell

Russell is Young Wales' lead on the MH&WH National Youth Stakeholders Group and the National Participation Standards Young Inspectors and facilitates the All Wales Participation Workers Networks. Russell also leads the Youth Voice Network working in collaboration with the Electoral Commission. Other projects involve supporting a young person who is a member of the Eurochild Children's Council.

Emily

Young Wales Engagement Worker

Emily

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Ilona

Volunteer Engagement Officer Young Wales

Ilona

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Claire H

Development Officer, Additional Learning Needs (ALN)

Claire H

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Training Team

Claire

Training Manager

Claire

Claire is responsible for managing the Training Team who deliver interactive courses on a wide range of topics and levels including safeguarding, child rights, children looked after and child development.

Sian

Training Officer

Sian

Siân delivers the Children in Wales, advertised, commissioned and contract training courses on a range of subjects. She has particular expertise in training around safeguarding, children's rights, direct work with children, young people and families who have experienced different forms of abuse and neglect and supporting children and young people from marginalised groups.

Natalie

Training Officer

Natalie

Natalie facilitates a number of the Children in Wales, advertised, commissioned and contract training courses and has practitioner experience of training around safeguarding and children's rights in both statutory and voluntary sectors.

Natalie has worked directly with children and families in a range of settings, including education, charities, and children's services. Natalie is a qualified teacher and has particular expertise in group facilitation & working with volunteers.

Kelly

Training Coordinator

Kelly

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

Marketing & Communications Team

Natasha

Senior Communications Officer

Natasha

Louise

Membership Co-ordinator

Louise

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.

Zenyx

Communications Officer

Zenyx

Zenyx is responsible for managing the social media accounts for Children in Wales and Young Wales, as well as updating the news section with our latest events. She helps Natasha with all things communications related, connecting us with our members and audience.

Emma

Events Officer

Emma

Emma is responsible for the development, management and implementation of the Children in Wales events calendar, delivering engaging events for our members, as well as supporting the delivery of events for our young volunteers.

IRM Cymru

Claire

IRM Foster & Adoption Contract Manager

Claire

Claire manages the Independent Review Mechanism (IRM), a service run on behalf of the Welsh Government ministers that is responsible for providing independent reviews of agency decisions about individual’s suitability to foster and adopt some of the most vulnerable children in our society.

Rachel

Administrator

Rachel

Finance & Operations Team

Gareth C

Trainee Finance Assistant

Gareth C

Gareth is responsible for processing the financial accounts for Children in Wales along with managing the purchase order system and supporting and assisting staff with purchases. Gareth also supports with the day to day IT.

Salim

Data & Monitoring Assistant

Salim

Salim is the Data Analyst at Children in Wales. Salim's role involves performing analysis on the Data held by different projects within the organisation and improving the processes of acquiring, managing and storing Data.

Admin Team

Caroline

Governance Manager

Caroline

Caroline is responsible for matters relating to the governance of the organisation. This includes the Trustee Board, Policy Council, and the revision and development of policies and procedures.

Fiona

HR Officer

Fiona

Fiona is responsible for human resources work for Children in Wales.

Susie

HR/Governance Assistant

Susie

Susie supports the HR and Governance functions at Children in Wales.