Meet The Team

Between them, our friendly and professional teams have over 250 years’ experience of working with adopters and adopted children and young people. Fifty staff (full time and part-time) work from our office in Bristol; finding families for children who need them and supporting them through the lifelong journey that adoption brings.

Staff

Emma Simpson
Interim CEO
Emma Simpson
I started at CCS in 2016, initially as a Social Work Team Manager,…
Jason Tinley
Finance Manager
Jason Tinley
I have worked in a Project Support and Finance role since graduating in…
Sarah Shearer
Business Development Manager
Sarah Shearer
I joined CCS in February 2019 having spent 18 years in Business Management…
Andrea Viner
Practice Manager
Andrea Viner
I joined CCS in 2013 with 25 years’ experience as a Senior Practitioner,…
Charlie Delahunty
Practice Manager
Charlie Delahunty
I qualified as a social worker in 2002 after working in residential settings…
Laura Shields
Head of Centre
Laura Shields
I joined CCS in 2021 with over 30 years of experience working in…
Louisa Hebb
Team Lead & Adoption Support Therapist
Louisa Hebb
Having joined the team in April 2017 I am the Team Lead for…
Jane Thompson
Training Officer
Jane Thompson
Before my training officer role, I spent four years working as an adoption…
Siobhan Flynn
Marketing Officer
Siobhan Flynn
After studying for an English Literature degree at the University of Durham I…
Zoe Cook
Fundraising Co-ordinator
Zoe Cook
I have a background in hospitality and events management, and administration for both…

Patrons

Baroness Benjamin OBE
Patron
Baroness Benjamin OBE
Floella is a tireless campaigner on behalf of children, and we are honoured…
Jenny Urquhart
Patron
Jenny Urquhart
Jenny’s bold and contemporary paintings reflect her life-long 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
Catherine has many years’ experience as a primary school teacher in a challenging…
Stephen Lord
Trustee Treasurer
Stephen Lord
Stephen has been a Chartered Accountant for 25 years and has worked in…
Celia Balbernie
Trustee
Celia Balbernie
I have just retired after 33 years of working as a social worker…
Julie Cooke
Trustee
Julie Cooke
I qualified as a social worker in 1975 and have spent the ensuing…
John Evans
Trustee
John Evans
Born 1944 in Leamington Spa, where I grew up with loving parents and…
Nik Thompson
Trustee
Nik Thompson
Nik has many years of experience working within the financial services sector, having…
Peter Golding
Trustee
Peter Golding
Richard Tidswell
Trustee
Richard Tidswell
Stephen Allen
Associate Member
Stephen Allen

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 Fundraising Events

Kirsty and Adam’s Story – Part 1 – Kirsty

Voluntary adoption agencies #Adopterchoice campaign

Lilly’s 50 lap challenge!

Online Adoption Information Event 21.06.22

Our Accreditations

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