Our real strength is in our people. And we have a superb team of highly experienced, insightful staff who work collaboratively with everyone whose work involves the lives of looked after children and young people.
Strategic Management Team
Director of CELCIS (Acting)
0141 444 8524
After a long career spent in children and families social work practice, Claire now plays an important leadership role within the CELCIS Directorate. Claire's principle focus is to make sure that we really know and understand what works best when it comes to supporting looked after and vulnerable children, their families and care leavers. Claire is a champion for this knowledge to be included in legislation, policy and guidance and implemented in support services. Free time is spent with her triplet nieces, going running, and singing in the Rock Choir.
Head of Business Development,
Finance and HR
0141 444 8515
Throughout Steven's career he has worked in organisations that support children and young people to improve their experiences and life opportunities. At CELCIS, he leads business development, financial planning and HR to ensure effective and efficient delivery of all of our services. As a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, and former graphic designer, Steven combines practical and creative approaches to problem solving. Steven also delivers inputs as a guest speaker on Leading Change, including partnerships with HR, at other UK Universities.
Head of Central Services
0141 444 8557
In her role on the senior management team Kathleen takes a 360º view of CELCIS’s work. Her focus is all about supporting strategic and successful delivery of CELCIS’s work with its partners, by assessing how that work is communicated and implemented. Kathleen brings long experience in knowledge & information exchange and remains passionate about how evidence is best used in practice. She’s a self-confessed yoga fanatic, it’s what she does to stay sane and balanced. A trained dancer, she occasionally finds time to trip the light fantastic.
Senior Knowledge Exchange
0141 444 8536
Being passionate about the use of evidence in policy and practice, Fiona's focus is to explore and support how we as an organisation use evidence in its own practice and to evaluate the effectiveness of our work. Away from work Fiona is a keen cyclist and is often to be found touring the length and breadth of the UK.
Head of Improving Care
0141 444 8541
Joanne is a qualified children and families' social worker with 25 years' experience in a wide range of local authority, voluntary and policy roles. Joanne heads up the Improving Care Experiences team at CELCIS which has a particular focus on core practice, assessment, planning and review for our looked after children. Joanne believes if you care, support, and carefully challenge people you will get the absolute best from them. Her growth and nurture agenda extends to the care she bestows on her beloved garden.
Head of Improving Permanence
0141 444 8314
Aileen's role on the CELCIS senior management team sees her leading and managing the organisation's partnership work in child protection, permanence, health and children's hearing improvement programmes . Aileen's focus is on developing systems which offer both practical support on a child's legal journey through or into care, but also incorporate their physical, psychological and emotional needs. Working collaboratively to make change for the better is what makes Aileen happy, as does her eclectic range of interests ranging from punk rock and time with her own two children, to gardening and cats.