Meet The Team

Between them, our friendly and professional teams have over 250 years of experience 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
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…
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…
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…
John Evans
Trustee
John Evans
Born in 1944 in Leamington Spa, where I grew up with loving parents…
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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Whats Happening at CCS?

News Fundraising Events

The Centre Recovery Appeal

Kirsty and Adam’s Story – Part 1 – Kirsty

Voluntary adoption agencies #Adopterchoice campaign

Online Adoption Information Evening 08.09.22

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