Carol has been our Deputy Chief Executive since 2019, and Managing Director of Children’s Services since 2015. She is responsible for the delivery of our services across the UK, including our safeguarding and practice improvement function.

Carol joined Action for Children (then NCH) in July 2003. During this time she has held several roles, including:

  • Assistant Director for Business Development.
  • Operational Director Children’s Services for North West England.
  • Strategic Director for England North and Director of Children’s Services for the UK North, with responsibility for managing all operational services across Scotland and the North of England.
  • Interim CEO from February 2018 – August 2018.

Carol is a qualified social worker. She worked for 18 years in local authority children’s services in a range of services for children, young people and families, including child protection, looked-after children, and children in need.

Prior to qualifying as a social worker, Carol worked in children’s homes.