Elaine plays a leading role in creating and maintaining The For Baby’s Sake Trust’s strategic partnerships, including negotiating collaborative arrangements with local authority partners. She managed the contract for the evaluation of For Baby’s Sake, acts as the Trust’s Data Protection Officer and sits on a number of national partnership bodies, including the Early Years Funders’ Group and Parenting Programmes’ Alliance.
Elaine has extensive operational management, commissioning and strategic leadership experience in the voluntary and community sector, health service and local government. This included responsibility for Early Years and Childcare Services, Young People’s and Family Services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services as well as leadership of early intervention and prevention strategies and multi-agency, integrated working and system innovation.
Elaine’s experience has led her to bring together a team of academics and local authority partners to develop the case for a fully evaluated early childhood intervention programme in order to build the UK evidence of the impact of early and earlier intervention. This is a work in progress which Elaine does in her spare time