Lesley is a qualified social worker with 35 years’ experience in social work, family support and service development. She has held several key roles including Parenting Commissioner, Area social work Manager and Integrated Service manager. Lesley was seconded to the Families at Risk Team (DfE) as Regional Advisor where she worked with Wendy. She led locally on several key policy initiatives including Family Intervention, Children Centre’s, Family Pathfinders and Community Budgets.
For the last 10 years Lesley has worked for an outstanding Local Authority leading the Supporting Families programme. She has been instrumental in shaping Early Help including development of Early help hubs, strengthening multi agency partnerships and service transformation.
Lesley joins Interface with her drive and passion for improving services for children and families, early intervention and asset-based approaches that build social capital. She provides consultancy support -help with transformation, integration and co-production, research and evaluation and training.
She received a richly deserved MBE for services to children and families in 2013.
Lesley is a qualified Social Worker, holds a PGCE and a BA Hons in social work. She also has a post graduate certificate in leadership and education