Jan Rees OBE Chair
Jan Rees OBE is widely considered a pioneer in developing therapeutic foster care services and specialist support for children and families, not just in the UK but around the world. In 2016 Jan was recognised and honoured for her services to fostering and support to care leavers by being awarded an OBE. It is believed to be the first time that a foster carer, and the fostering sector in general, has been recognised in the Queen’s honours at this level.
Rupert Bertie Vice Chair
Retired social worker with 28 years of social work and senior management experience in the local authority and independent sector.
Retired CEO England Women’s Golf Association. A highly experienced and successful Senior Executive and Non-executive Director who has worked in private, public, not-for-profit and charity sectors.
Co-Director / Registered Manager Help Me grow Fostering Agency. Marcus is care experienced and has over 30 years’ experience in child protection and safeguarding with other 20 years in a range of senior manager positions within Local Authorities and Private Organisations.
A Barrister with four decades of experience in child protection, human rights and family law. He is care experienced and currently Chairs the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse.
Wendy Dawson - Chief Executive
Shel Chawner - Operations Manager
Davinder Shergill - Participation and Engagement Manager
Nazia Hassan - Participation and Engagement Lead
Kim Cormack Arts Project Coordinator
Charlotte Ebanks Support Worker
Registered Charity Number – 1154019
Registered with ICO – ZA027769