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

Maggie Pitts
CEO
Maggie Pitts
My interest in adoption was sparked many years ago when, as a Residential…
Emma Simpson
Head of Adoption
Emma Simpson
I have worked with Children and Families since 2004, across Child Protection teams…
Steven Williamson
Head of HR, Facilities & Administration
Steven Williamson
Having originally studied Sports coaching and development at Bath University I worked for…
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…
Jude Meek
Adoption Social Worker
Jude Meek
I have a CQSW from Bristol University and have worked with children and…
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…
Ally Britton
The Centre Supervisor
Ally Britton
After a career in Events Management and raising my family, I joined The…
Jude Courtney
Clinical Psychologist & Joint Clinical Lead
Jude Courtney
Having started my working life as a probation officer and social worker, I…
Helen Kirkaldie
Clinical Psychologist & Joint Clinical Lead
Helen Kirkaldie
I qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in 2007 and have over a decade’s…
Louisa Hebb
Team Lead & Adoption Support Therapist
Louisa Hebb
Having joined the team in April 2017 I am the Team Lead for…

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

John Barnes
Chair
John Barnes
I am John Barnes and I am the current chair of the trustees…
Sally Lockwood
Vice Chair
Sally Lockwood
I have enjoyed a long and varied career in Social Work and Counselling…
Celia Balbernie
Trustee
Celia Balbernie
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…
Peter Golding
Trustee
Peter Golding
Catherine Graham
Trustee
Catherine Graham
Catherine has many years’ experience as a primary school teacher in a challenging…
Nik Thompson
Trustee
Nik Thompson
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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