Dawn Warwick joined the Board of Trustees at Action for Children in January 2020 and is our Vice Chair.

She is a social care specialist, with 17 years’ director-level experience of leading services for adults and children, with a focus on improvement programmes and service transformation.

She started her career as a Research Assistant with the World Health Organisation, and subsequently qualified as a Social Worker in 1983.

Dawn is passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for service users within increasingly challenging financial circumstances. Her strengths include the delivery of sizeable efficiencies and improved outcomes through commissioning and service review. Her focus on practice standards and the planning and delivery of culture change supports new and innovative ways of working.

Dawn opted to take early retirement in September 2018 to work more flexibly and independently, and to train at Henley Business School as an Executive Coach. She is currently coaching both public and private sector aspirant senior managers.

She is a member of the advisory board of GRIT, a charity that works with vulnerable young people.