Working group: children in care

Working group: children in care

Introduction

Our themes are guided by Working Groups of subject specialists. They are lead by members of our Advisory Council and supported by Fellows, and partner organisations. Each Working Group identifies a topical issue around which to focus an annual theme, and then supports its delivery and promotion. Members are available to help Fellows in that theme with advice and networking.

Members of this Working Group

Working Group memberEmmanuel Akpan-Inwang CF

Emmanuel is the Director of Lighthouse, a charity focused on improving outcomes for looked after children by setting up education focused children's homes. His 2018 Fellowship focused on social pedagogy - a relationship based way of working with children in children's homes.

Working Group memberLaurelle Brown CF

Laurelle Brown is Founder and Principal Consultant of Laurelle Brown Training and Consultancy. The multi-disciplinary team work with organisations across the UK to support the delivery of high quality, intersectional practice and services for children and families. Her Fellowship in 2018 focused on foster care for adolescents with 'complex needs'.

Working Group memberGeneva Ellis CF

Geneva Ellis is a Director at St Christopher's Fellowship, a charity which cares for and supports children and young people in care. Her Fellowship in 2012 focused on learning from international children's home models.

Working Group memberSophie Gross CF

Sophie Gross is a foster carer looking after babies and supporting mothers. Her Fellowship in 2017 focused on supporting care experienced mothers when they had their babies.

Working Group memberKate Hulme

Kate Hulme is a Trustee at the Hadley Trust, our funding partners for this theme. The Hadley Trust is a grant making charity with a focus on improving the lives of disadvantaged people, mainly in the UK. Kate has a particular interest in working with young people.

Working Group memberCallum Lynch CF

Callum Lynch is a care experienced public affairs worker based in Scotland. His Fellowship in 2018 focused on giving a voice to young people in care.

Working Group memberJuliet Lyon CBE

Juliet Lyon is a member of our Advisory Council. She chairs the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody and is a visiting professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. She was formerly director of the Prison Reform Trust, director general of Penal Reform International and a Women’s National Commissioner. Working across mental health and education, she has headed a school psychiatric unit, directed community education in a comprehensive school and managed therapeutic communities. Juliet was a founding advisor to ChildLine.

Working Group memberLorna Stabler CF

Lorna Stabler is a researcher with CASCADE, Cardiff University, focusing on children's social care research across the UK. She is also care experienced and was a kinship carer. Her 2019 Fellowship focussed on support for kinship carers in policy.

Members of this Working Group

Working Group memberEmmanuel Akpan-Inwang CF

Emmanuel is the Director of Lighthouse, a charity focused on improving outcomes for looked after children by setting up education focused children's homes. His 2018 Fellowship focused on social pedagogy - a relationship based way of working with children in children's homes.

Working Group memberLaurelle Brown CF

Laurelle Brown is Founder and Principal Consultant of Laurelle Brown Training and Consultancy. The multi-disciplinary team work with organisations across the UK to support the delivery of high quality, intersectional practice and services for children and families. Her Fellowship in 2018 focused on foster care for adolescents with 'complex needs'.

Working Group memberGeneva Ellis CF

Geneva Ellis is a Director at St Christopher's Fellowship, a charity which cares for and supports children and young people in care. Her Fellowship in 2012 focused on learning from international children's home models.

Working Group memberSophie Gross CF

Sophie Gross is a foster carer looking after babies and supporting mothers. Her Fellowship in 2017 focused on supporting care experienced mothers when they had their babies.

Working Group memberKate Hulme

Kate Hulme is a Trustee at the Hadley Trust, our funding partners for this theme. The Hadley Trust is a grant making charity with a focus on improving the lives of disadvantaged people, mainly in the UK. Kate has a particular interest in working with young people.

Working Group memberCallum Lynch CF

Callum Lynch is a care experienced public affairs worker based in Scotland. His Fellowship in 2018 focused on giving a voice to young people in care.

Working Group memberJuliet Lyon CBE

Juliet Lyon is a member of our Advisory Council. She chairs the Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody and is a visiting professor in the School of Law at Birkbeck, University of London. She was formerly director of the Prison Reform Trust, director general of Penal Reform International and a Women’s National Commissioner. Working across mental health and education, she has headed a school psychiatric unit, directed community education in a comprehensive school and managed therapeutic communities. Juliet was a founding advisor to ChildLine.

Working Group memberLorna Stabler CF

Lorna Stabler is a researcher with CASCADE, Cardiff University, focusing on children's social care research across the UK. She is also care experienced and was a kinship carer. Her 2019 Fellowship focussed on support for kinship carers in policy.