The AWHoCS group consists of heads of children’s services from all local authorities and meets on a quarterly basis.

As one of our key groups, it is responsible for leading on all aspects of children’s services, formulating the ADSS Cymru responses to policy consultations and articulating the voice of those local authority professional leaders who deliver care and support to children and families across Wales.

For the foreseeable future the work of AWHoCS will be aligned to the work of the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Advisory Group on Improving Outcomes for Children, as the programme is key to AWHoCS and its partners. This important work is scheduled to run for the 2016 – 2021 Assembly term with a variety of workstreams that AWHoCS members will engage with.

Sally Jenkins

Sally Jenkins

Head of AWHoCSNewport City CouncilHead of Children and Family Services01633 656656
Fon Roberts

Fon Roberts

AWHoCS MemberIsle of Anglesey County CouncilHead of Service for Children and Families01248 750057
Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans

AWHoCSBlaenau Gwent County Borough CouncilHead of Children's Social Services01495 356067
Laura Kinsey

Laura Kinsey

AWHoCS MemberBridgend County Borough CouncilHead of Safeguarding and Assessment01656 642314
Gareth Jenkins

Gareth Jenkins

AWHoCS MemberCaerphilly County Borough CouncilAssistant Director, Children's Services01443 864520
Deborah Driffield

Deborah Driffield

AWHoCS MemberCardiff Council County HallAssistant Director of Children's Services02920 873803
Stefan Smith

Stefan Smith

AWHoCS MemberCarmarthenshire County CouncilHead of Children's Services01267 234567
Elfed Hopkins

Elfed Hopkins

AWHoCS MemberCeredigion County CouncilHead of Children and Family Services01545 572630
Kate Devonport

Kate Devonport

AWHoCS MemberConwy County Borough CouncilHead of Children, Families and Safeguarding01492 574000
Karen Evans

Karen Evans

AWHoCS MemberDenbighshire County CouncilHead of Education and Children's Services01824 708064
Craig Macloed

Craig Macloed

AWHoCSFlintshire County CouncilSenior Manager, Children and Workforce01352 701313
Marian Hughes

Marian Hughes

AWHoCS MemberGwynedd County CouncilHead of Children and Family Support01286 672255
Annabel Lloyd

Annabel Lloyd

AWHoCSMerthyr Tydfil County Borough CouncilHead of Children's Social Services01685 724693
Jane Rodgers

Jane Rodgers

AWHoCS MemberMonmouthshire County CouncilHead of Children's Services01633 644054
Keri Warren

Keri Warren

AWHoCS MemberNeath Port Talbot County Borough CouncilHead of Children's Services01639 763327
Anthony Maynard

Anthony Maynard

AWHoCS MemberPembrokeshire County CouncilHead of Children's Services01437 775831
David Johnston

David Johnston

AWHoCS MemberPowys County Council County HallHead of Children's Services08456 027030
Ann Batley

Ann Batley

AWHoCS MemberRhondda Cynon Taf County Borough CouncilService Director, Children's Services01443 495118
Julie Thomas

Julie Thomas

AWHoCS MemberCity and County of SwanseaHead of Children and Family Services01792 636000
Jason O'Brien

Jason O'Brien

AWHoCSTorfaen County Borough CouncilHead of Children and Family Services01495 742823
Rachel Evans

Rachel Evans

AWHoCS MemberVale of Glamorgan CouncilHead of Children and Young People Services01446 700111
Angela Povey

Angela Povey

AWHoCS MemberWrexham County CouncilHead of Children's Services01978 292000
Suzanne Griffiths

Suzanne Griffiths

AWHoCS MemberCity of Cardiff CouncilDirector of Operations, National Adoption Service Wales02920 873924