BVSC Third Sector Assembly
Alison has been working for St Paul’s Community Development Trust for over fifteen years and her role has evolved into the Head of Children’s Services managing a group of Children’s Centres in Balsall Heath, which achieved Outstanding from Ofsted in 2014. With over 35 years’ experience in Early Years and Family Support, Alison was key in establishing one of the first Sure Start Local Programmes in the city and held the role of Locality Manager for Sparkbrook and Sparkhill.
Drawing on her extensive background, Alison has become an advocate for the Voluntary and Community Sector. In 2005 Alison qualified in National Professional Qualification in Integrated Centre Leadership (NPQICL) and currently undertaking a PhD studies at Birmingham City University, strengthening her commitment to research and influencing practice with colleagues and partners in integrated Children’s Centres.