Kathy Evans
CEO, Children England; regular columnist, Children and Young People Now and Civil Society; trustee, Children’s Rights Alliance for England

Kathy Evans became CEO of Children England in April 2013. In May 2014 Children England successfully campaigned to ban profit-making companies from running outsourced child protection services, and continues to lead collaborative voluntary sector campaigns for change, including the Declaration of Interdependence, Open to All and Grants for Good. Kathy is a regular columnist for Children and Young People Now, and for Civil Society, and one of the authors of Kittens Are Evil: Little Heresies in Public Policy in which she which challenges the bad economics of competitive markets for public services.

After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge Kathy trained and practiced as a case worker and counsellor in children’s homes and secure care. She moved into policy work in 1996: for DrugScope, specialising in drug treatment for young people; then in 2001 going to The Children’s Society where she was policy director until 2009. Kathy’s been chair of the Standing Committee for Youth Justice, Trustee of the Children’s Rights Alliance for England, on the ACMD Hidden Harm implementation group and DCSF Care Matters advisory group. She was also consultant on creating potential to alternatives to Youth Courts, to support the Independent Commission on Youth Crime and Anti-Social Behaviour.

Follow Kathy on Twitter: @Kathy_CEO_CE

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