Who We Are
Each and Every Child is a partnership initiative funded by CELCIS, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation , Life Changes Trust, The Robertson Trust, Social Work Scotland and The Scottish Government. Representatives from this funder group form the Management Group alongside representatives from The Promise and two additional Consultants. The Management group work with the staff team and have strategic oversight of the initiative and its management. The staff team are hosted within The Robertson Trust.
Claire is the Programme Director, leading on the development, management and delivery of Each and Every Child initiative. She has a strong passion and commitment to ensuring the voices of people with lived experience are at the core of service development. She previously worked at MCR Pathways as Creative and Talent Taster Development Manager , with responsibility for the development and delivery of the Talent Taster and Young People Engagement programmes.
Claire has also worked extensively in the creative industries, both statutory and third sector, working directly with people who have lived experience of mental health challenges, homelessness, addictions, violence, poverty and the criminal justice system. The prevalence of people with experience of the care system deeply affected her and inspired her to change her career path. Her personal and professional ambition is to create a safer, fairer more equitable society where all individuals are supported to participate and flourish. She is also a foster carer.
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Michael has a keen interest in equality, diversity, inclusion and participation, having previously worked as a Senior Programmes Officer at Stonewall Scotland supporting public sector, third sector and educational organisations across Scotland understand how they can ensure their workplace and services are inclusive of all LGBT+ identities. An experienced facilitator, he has developed and delivered a range of awareness raising sessions focussed around LGBT+ inclusion. Whilst at Stonewall, he also led on their work experience programme, connecting LGBT+ people aged 18-25 to partner organisations who were fully committed to embedding LGBT+ diversity and inclusion within their workplace culture.
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Practice and Participation Coordinator
Lisa joins the team with a focus of developing and expanding the Voices of Experience platform. Lisa prides herself on relational based practice, adopting a strength based and appreciate enquiry approach. To which Lisa is delighted to have the opportunity within the role to work with key partners across the sector to embed the framing care recommendations within practice, particularly focusing on report writing and life story work.
Lisa is passionate about everyone receiving the right support at the right time, place, pace, and space that works for them. This is Lisa’s driving factor in navigating her career choices with a strong belief in being guided by those with lived experience, supporting and creating spaces for them to feel empowered. Lisa’s career began within early years provision, then working within community learning and development, the homeless sector, grant making, Independent Care Review and latterly the Development Officer with East Lothians’ Champions Board.
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Lucy is the Programme Administrator for the Each & Every Child Initiative, having previously worked in admin and communications for several arts organisations (GMAC Film & Film City Futures) with a focus on widening participation in the film industry. With lived experience of kinship care, she joins Claire and Michael in the day to day administration of the initiative, and begins her own journey in reframing care and care experience, seeing first-hand the positive impact this is having across the care sector, and the value of co-designed programmes in creating meaningful systemic change that reflects the needs and desires of the communities it serves. She takes an active interest in trauma-informed practice having recently undertaken COSCA’s Counselling Skills course.
Principal Communications Strategist
Tamsyn Hyatt serves as a Principal Communications Strategist at the FrameWorks UK. She works with nonprofits in the United Kingdom to reframe social issues for change. An expert in digital and strategic communications for nonprofit organizations, Tamsyn helps advocates working on issues such as poverty, homelessness, climate change, and child abuse to translate framing research into communications practice. She delivers regular talks and workshops, advises on digital and campaign strategy, and advocates for clear and accessible user experience. Before joining FrameWorks, Tamsyn headed digital and strategic communications at the Equality and Diversity Forum, a network of organizations in the United Kingdom working to advance equality and human rights. She holds a bachelor’s degree in history and an MA from the University of Cambridge.
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Rosie is a qualified Social Worker with First Class Honours from the University of Strathclyde. Having grown up in care herself, she has a passion for working with other looked after children and young people across Scotland.
Rosie’s career began as a youth worker for Aberlour children’s charity before moving on to become an advisor for the Life Changes Trust. In 2017, Rosie was nominated by the CCPS to become a Discovery Group member for the Independent Care Review. She was asked to stay on for the duration of the Review, becoming a co-chair of the working group for LOVE and latterly as the participation lead for those with seldom heard voices and young people in secure care.
Since the Independent Care Review concluded in February 2020, Rosie has moved across to CELCIS, where her role now focusses on policy consultation and participation, supporting CELCIS to further embed the Review’s principles of voice and participation into all that CELCIS does.
As Co-Founder and Managing Director of a growing social enterprise, Resilience Learning Partnership, Shumela Ahmed is a teacher and educator by trade and an activist at heart. As a real-life example of the transformation education can bring to someone’s life, she has dedicated her academic and professional career to helping others realise this too. As an adult returner to education and as someone who left school at aged fourteen, she knows first-hand the power that education holds in providing the tools for those from disadvantaged backgrounds to succeed in life. As the leader of a lived experienced led organisation it’s Shumela’s ambition to see lived experience as the dominating force within public policy design across the UK.
She feels passionately that the key to achieving this ambition lies within the learning and development of staff and adopting a new approach that has lived experience expertise at the heart of it. She is also a passionate advocate of the renumeration of those with lived experience involved in public policy design and the recognition that this expertise brings a dynamic to learning and development work not currently utilised in the sector.
As a co-author of the National Trauma Training Plan, Shumela continues to target Resilience Learning Partnership’s core activities towards enhancing the learning and development of staff across local authority, third and private sector organisations. As well as being a co-author of the National Trauma Training Plan Shumela advises the Scottish Government in the continued development of the National Trauma Training Programme and the implementation of Trauma Informed Practice across Scotland.