Lauren Seager-Smith

Lauren Seager-Smith became Chief Executive of The For Baby’s Sake Trust in May 2023, bringing expertise and experience in leading charities through growth and development, along with a track-record as a leading advocate for children’s rights and trauma-informed, whole-family approaches.

Lauren was previously CEO of Kidscape, the charity that provides help with bullying, where she led the charity to develop its strategy and governance, expand its services and grow its income. Before then, she was National Coordinator of the Anti-Bullying Alliance. 

Lauren’s record of representing sensitive and complex needs of children and families to a public audience includes extensive media experience, including press, television and radio.

Lauren holds a number of high-profile Board positions including Trustee of Children England and membership of the Action for Children England Committee.  Lauren was delighted to be awarded Associate of the Institute of Responsible Leadership in recognition of her active commitment to growing leadership in the charity sector.

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Brenda Evans

Brenda is a qualified and highly experienced psychodynamic therapist and clinical supervisor who has worked in this sector for over 25 years.

She has managed and developed multidisciplinary teams to support families with multiple and complex needs. Her specialist area is working with families where domestic abuse and substance misuse impact the wellbeing of all family members.

Brenda established and developed a thriving private practice for several years and lectured in therapy across Hertfordshire.

Brenda also has a degree in Human Resources and worked as an HR and training director for many years

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Judith Rees

Judith took up her role at For Baby’s Sake Trust in July 2015, having worked in the NHS for 33 years.

While with the NHS Judith was a Staff Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Practice Teacher, and, Safeguarding Children’s Nurse and Team Leader for Health Visitors and School Nurses. She went on to set up the Family Nurse Partnership Team in Hertfordshire and was Supervisor for four years. ​

Judith completed an MSc in Child Protection and Child Welfare. Her dissertation was on producing an assessment tool for Health Visitors responding to police notifications of domestic abuse where there were children or an unborn baby in the family.

Judith’s passion for early intervention and safeguarding in relation to domestic abuse and her training, supervision and safeguarding skills are being put to excellent use at The For Baby’s Sake Trust.

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Elaine Fulton

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

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Amanda McIntyre

Amanda led the research and analysis of existing evidence, stakeholder consultations and multi-agency and interdisciplinary teamwork between highly respected experts to create The For Baby’s Sake Trust’s flagship programme.

Amanda’s career has focused on bringing together the public, private and voluntary sectors to improve public services and strengthen local communities. Her previous positions include Head of Modernising Government at the CBI and then Public Affairs Director at Accord plc, followed by being the first full-time Director of the Employment Related Services Association (ERSA) before joining the charity in 2010.

She is a primary school Chair of Governors in Ponders End, Enfield.

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