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Advisory board to the programme to end the criminalisation of children in residential care

Advisory board

John Drew
John Drew was Chief Executive of the Youth Justice Board from 2009 to 2013. Prior to that he spent a decade as a Director of Social Services and Housing. He was the Secretary to Lord Laming’s review into criminalising children in care.

Natasha Finlayson
Natasha Finlayson is the Chief Executive Office of Become (previously the Who Cares? Trust), which promotes the voice of children in care to improve the day to day experience of these children and their future lives.

Professor Barry Goldson
Professor Goldson is the Charles Booth Chair of Social Science at the University of Liverpool and former Howard League trustee.

Kate Green MP
Kate Green has been the MP for Stretford and Urmston since 2010. She has interest in issues involving children, justice, gender and equality.

Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth
Professor Kathryn Hollingsworth is a Professor of Law in Newcastle University Law School and specialises in social justice, children’s rights and the youth justice system.

Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald
Dr Natalie-Jane Macdonald is CEO, Sunrise Senior Living Limited (UK). She joined Sunrise Senior Living in 2017 and has more than 30 years of healthcare experience working in a variety of roles. Prior to Sunrise, Natalie was CEO of Acorn Care and Education, an educational and care services company for special needs children.

Alice Miles
Alice Miles is the Director of Strategy at the Office of the Children’s Commissioner for England. She was a senior policy advisor to Michael Gove from 2012-2015, focussing on child protection and social work reform and also advised him in his role as the Secretary of State for Justice.

Cllr Roy Perry
Roy Perry is the Vice-Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, having been Chair until 2016. He is the leader of Hampshire County Council having previously served as the county’s Executive Lead Member for Children and Education.

Olivia Pinkney
Olivia Pinkney is the Chief Constable of Hampshire Police and the National Police Chief Council’s lead for children and young people.

Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
Lucy Scott-Moncrieff is a mental health and human rights solicitor and the managing director of Scott-Moncrieff and Associates. In 2016 she was appointed by the House of Lords as Commissioner for Standards. Lucy is a former president of the Law Society and a trustee of the Howard League.

Dale Simon
Dale Simon is a barrister who has had a distinguished career in the Crown Prosecution Service and now runs a consultancy specialising in organisation equality and diversity.

Baroness Lola Young
A member of the House of Lords since 2004, Baroness Young is a crossbench peer and has been involved in campaigns criminalising and combating modern forms of enslavements and improving the experiences of children in care. She chaired The Young Review, published in December 2014, which looked at improving outcomes for young black and/or Muslim men in the criminal justice system.

More information on the programme can be found here.

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