Head of Adoption Services North and Families that Lastnatashahidderley@afteradoption.org.uk
As a senior manager within After Adoption, I have lead responsibility for the family placement services, with a particular emphasis on the child-led recruitment.
As Head of Service for the North, I am responsible for contributing to the region and have overarching responsibility for increasing family placement whilst developing our core Adoption Support Services.
During my eight plus years with After Adoption I have represented the organisation at national and government forums, contributed to the development of national services and worked with the senior management team to set service standards. An exciting challenge was operating as a transformational manager for a large North West local authority, to help them improve quality and practice within the service.
I really value the contribution made by my peers and team members, and actively encourage each member to participate in the development of services and provide guidance with achieving the overall objectives.