Christine Davies CBE

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Speaker Topics

  • Child Protection
  • Childrens Services
  • Education Policy
  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding


Christine has extensive experience in Education and Children's Services leadership and delivery and is a current Trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) and a member of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales She has created, developed and delivered national organisations and local services, securing a national reputation for excellence and performance. Christine has worked with every Local Authority in England and many in Wales, over 80,000 schools, Health Services, Police Authorities, Children’s Charities and the voluntary sector. She has advised the UK Government for over 14 years, covering education; safeguarding and child protection; child poverty; early years; special educational needs; early intervention and youth offending.

Christine has also been involved in International programmes in Russia, Australia, USA, Northern Ireland and the Netherlands.

Current Positions Held

Chief Executive- Centre for Excellence and Outcomes (C4EO)
C4EO identified, coordinated and disseminated 'what works', in order to significantly improve the outcomes of children, young people and their families

Led the Previous Government’s national 'Narrowing the Gap' (in children's outcomes) programme which identified leading practice in improving outcomes for vulnerable children and young people, working with 80,000 schools across England and 120 Local Authorities.

Following Local Government Re-organisation in 1997, Christine was appointed as the first Director of Education for Telford & Wrekin Unitary Authority, establishing a new Education & Training Service (LEA). She later brought together Education, Leisure and Children’s Social Care, becoming one of the first Directors of Children’s Services in 2003.

Personal Achievements and Awards

Christine was awarded the CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, 2005, for ‘an outstanding contribution to education’.

Relevant Career and Professional Background

Trustee of the Early Intervention Foundation
? Youth Justice Board for England and Wales
? Member of the Advisory Board for the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.
? Virtual Staff College Board.

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