SE ADOPTION AND SPECIAL GUARDIANSHIP LEADERSHIP BOARD

 

The South East Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board is chaired by Hilary Brooks, Service Director, Children, Families and Education, Southampton City Council.

The current Terms of Reference of the South East Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board are attached.

The current membership of the South East Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board is attached.

Rebecca Eligon is the Project Lead.

 

South East Region ASGLB Meeting Dates

Friday 8th November 2019,10.30am, Arora Hotel, Crawley

Friday 24th January 2020, 10.30am, Arora Hotel, Crawley

 

The work of the National Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board

The National Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB) was established in 2014 to provide leadership to the adoption system and drive improvements in performance. In 2018 the Board became the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board (ASGLB), with a remit to cover previously looked after children subject to adoption or special guardianship orders. Coram-i is contracted by the DfE to provide a management and secretariat service for the ASGLB from 1 July 2019.

The ASGLB is made up of representatives from the adoption and permanence system in England and is chaired by Andrew Christie CBE, who was appointed by the Education Secretary in March 2016. Andrew has over 40 years’ experience on the front line of children’s social care and is also Chair of the Birmingham Children’s Trust. Previously, Andrew has acted as Chair of the Lambeth Safeguarding Children Board, the Executive Director of Children’s Services for London’s Tri-borough area, and as Chair of Health, Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee at ADCS. A list of the current Board members can be found below.

National Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board Members 

Organisation  Position  Name 
  Chair Andrew Christie
Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS) President

Rachel Dickinson

ADCS Chair of Health, Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee Charlotte Ramsden
Adoption UK Chief Executive 

Sue Armstrong-Brown

CoramBAAF  Director  John Simmonds 
CVAA Chief Executive Officer  Maggie Jones 
Department for Education  Director of Children’s Social Care, Practice and Workforce Katy Willison
Family Rights Group Chief Executive Officer Cathy Ashley
Grandparents Plus Chief Executive Officer Lucy Peake
Local Government Association (LGA) Chair of the Children and Young People’s Board  Cllr Susie Charles 
CAFCASS Director of Strategy Teresa Williams 

 

Judicial Observer Mr Justice MacDonald
  Professional Adviser to the Board Mark Owers

Next Meeting

Friday 8th November 2019,10.30am, Arora Hotel, Crawley

For more details please contact Rebecca Eligon (details below).

 

Contact Details

Adoption and SG Leadership; In-house Fostering: Rebecca Eligon
rebeccaeligon@gmail.com
07944 996219