Meet The Team

CCS Adoption is a supportive and independent Voluntary Adoption Agency with over 110 years of experience in finding permanent, loving families for children who need them.

We are a specialist, not-for-profit adoption agency providing the same adoption service as local authorities. If you are interested in finding out more about adoption click here. In addition, we offer bespoke adoption support to our families through The Centre, providing a range of groups for children’s and adoptive families’ lifelong needs.

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. Thirty staff (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…
Jason Tinley
Finance Manager
Jason Tinley
I have worked in a Project Support and Finance role since graduating in…
Andrea Viner
Practice Manager
Andrea Viner
I joined CCS in 2013 with 25 years of experience as a Senior…
Laura Shields
PAS Manager
Laura Shields
I joined CCS in 2021 with over 30 years of experience working in…
Jane Thompson
Training Officer
Jane Thompson
Before my training officer role, I spent four years working as an adoption…
Giorgia Marangone
Marketing Officer
Giorgia Marangone
I joined CCS in 2021 first as Marketing Assistant, which allowed me to…

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
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…
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…
Nik Thompson
Trustee
Nik Thompson
I have 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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