Katy brings over 20 years’ expertise in undertaking service evaluations and service development projects relating to children, young people and family services. She is also a qualified lawyer who has represented children, families and the local authority in care proceedings.
Katy has recently led national and local projects evaluating innovations in social care for children and families and innovations in early help services and systems such as the Common Assessment Framework (CAF) and Team Around the Family (TAF).
Katy has led a re-design of the ‘front door’ and thresholds into children’s service to ensure that children and families are getting the right help at the right time. She has promoted effective information sharing and has also headed a review and re-shaping of the overall local offers of support to children and families across a continuum of need.