SAN is chaired by Dave Clarke, Registered Manager
at the Lincolnshire SCH. The Deputy Chair is Thirza Smith, who is the
Registered Manager for Clayfields SCH (Nottinghamshire). Dave and Thirza
are supported by a core group of members to develop and lead SAN
practices within secure children’s homes (England and Wales).
The core group includes:-
- Kieran Hill, Registered Manager at Aldine House SCH (Sheffield) who
leads on business reporting and the management of the secure children’s
- Alison Sykes, Registered Manager of Vinney Green SCH (South Gloucester) who is the SAN treasurer.
- Francis N’Jie, Registered Manager at Adel Beck SCH (Leeds) who leads on policy, practice guidance and workforce development.
- Melanie Prince, Head of Education at Clare Lodge SCH (Peterborough)
who leads and advises on education and vocational development,
accreditation, improvement and attainment.
The core group holds regular meetings and assigns SAN members to be
representatives on a range of organisational, government and regional
practice and development initiatives relation to secure accommodation
SAN holds 2 or 3 annual national meetings for members, stakeholders
and partner organisations to share good practice and agree on a range of
service development and improvements.