Meet The Team

CCS Adoption is a supportive and independent Voluntary Adoption Agency finding permanent, loving families for children who need them since 1904. CCS Adoption is particularly proud of our “Outstanding” post-adoption support services. CCS families benefit from our unique Therapeutic Team and a wide range of support groups and family events through our Adoption Support.

We are a specialist, not-for-profit adoption agency providing the same adoption assessment service as local authorities but with the added benefit of additional post-adoption support services. If you are interested in finding out more about adoption, click here.

We put all our expertise and energy into providing an “Outstanding” adoption service for our families. We work with families that live across the South West, including Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire.

Our friendly and professional team have experience working with adopters and adopted children and young people. Twenty-five (full-time and part-time) work from our office in Bristol.

Staff

Emma Simpson
CEO
Emma Simpson
I started at CCS in 2016, initially as a Social Work Team Manager,…
Charlie Delahunty
Head of Adoption
Charlie Delahunty
I qualified as a social worker in 2002 after working in residential settings…
Laura Shields
PAS Manager
Laura Shields
I joined CCS in 2021 with over 30 years of experience working in…
Jason Tinley
Finance Manager
Jason Tinley
I have worked in a Project Support and Finance role since graduating in…
Stacey Thompson
HR and Facilities Manager
Stacey Thompson
I started working for CCS Adoption in 2021. I have several years of…
Liz Pickering
Agency Decision Maker
Liz Pickering
I was absolutely delighted to join CCS in September 2022 building on my…
Sarah Yelland
Fundraising Manager
Sarah Yelland
I have worked in the community, voluntary and social care sector (VCSE) for…
Giorgia Marangone
Marketing Officer
Giorgia Marangone
I joined CCS in 2021 first as Marketing Assistant, which allowed me to…
Becky Hosken
Adoption Advisor
Becky Hosken
I joined CCS Adoption in 2021 as an adoption advisor. Before this, I…
Sarah Greenan
Therapy and Finance Coordinator
Sarah Greenan
I joined CCS in September 2021 as the Therapeutic Services Team administrator. I…
Jane Thompson
Training Officer
Jane Thompson
Before my training officer role, I spent four years working as an adoption…

Patrons

Gareth Rees
Patron
Gareth Rees
Gareth grew up in Wales and studied at the Welsh National School of…
Jenny Urquhart
Patron
Jenny Urquhart
Jenny’s bold and contemporary paintings reflect her lifelong love affair with Bristol and…

Trustees

Sally Lockwood
Chair
Sally Lockwood
I have enjoyed a long and varied career in Social Work and Counselling…
Catherine Graham
Vice-Chair
Catherine Graham
I have many years of experience as a primary school teacher in a…
Stephen Lord
Trustee Treasurer
Stephen Lord
I have been a Chartered Accountant for 25 years and worked in the…
Nik Thompson
Trustee
Nik Thompson
I have many years of experience working within the financial services sector, having…
Peter Golding
Trustee
Peter Golding
I am a practicing solicitor with a firm based in Clifton Bristol which…
Richard Tidswell
Trustee
Richard Tidswell
I am a Regional Director, for Business Doctors, covering the Avon and Somerset…
Andrea Viner
Trustee
Andrea Viner
I qualified with an MA in Social Work in 1985 and have worked…
Ryan Relf-Jones
Trustee
Ryan Relf-Jones
I am a HR professional with over 20 years experience in the financial…

Explore Adoption

Want to find out more about adoption, the children and us? Then book yourself a place at one of our information events, hear from adopters and talk with our team.

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Whats Happening at CCS?

News Events

Online Adoption Information Event 25.06.24

Online Adoption Information Event 18.07.24

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