NAW steering group

This year the national campaign is being driven by a cross-sector steering group Chaired by Mark Owers, Independent Government Adviser. The Recruitment Steering Group is made up of representatives from statutory and voluntary adoption agencies together with CVAA, Adoption UK, CoramBAAF and First4Adoption. This is a new and exciting approach seeks to reinforce the continuing priority in recruiting a sufficient pool of adopters and the routes that prospective adopters can take in approaching adoption agencies from across the sector.

The full membership of the group is:

Mark Owers (Chair) Independent Government Advisor

John Simmonds (Vice-Chair) CoramBaaf

Sue Armstrong-Brown Adoption UK

Karen Barrick Adoption Now

Jenny Caldwell Devon

Kath Drescher Adopt South West

Gemma Gordon-Johnson First4Adoption

Sarah Johal One Adoption West Yorkshire

Maggie Jones Consortium Voluntary Adoption Agencies

Jenny MacQuire Adoption Matters

Saskia Merry Adopt Thames Valley

Teresa Rogers Adopt Thames Valley

Satwinder Sandhu IAC The Centre for Adoption