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Jan Fishwick

Jan’s career in social work began in 1975 as Deputy Matron of a 12 bedded children’s home, gaining an initial understanding of the need for early intervention for families also encountering children waiting for adoptive families. This influenced her passion for support to prevent family breakdown and ensuring Looked After Children were given the best opportunity to thrive in a loving environment of a family. Jan has a broad experience at senior level, joining PACT in 2008 as CEO contributing to the innovative development of PACT’s Dual Approval scheme and the sector’s ‘It’s All About Me’ service. She contributed to the adoption reform agenda at the DfE and is a member of the London and South East Adoption Leadership Boards. She has also served as a Board member of the Consortium of Voluntary Adoption Agencies since 2009 being Chair for part of this time.

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