Sue Woodcock has been a Trustee of Family Rights Group for seven years. She got involved with the charity some time before, when as Director of Child Care for Barnardos, London and the South East, she was involved in the early days of family group conferences and setting up Childrens Rights Projects. Having graduated with a Social Science degree, all of her professional life was spent in social work. After spending three years as an unqualified Child Care Officer, she undertook the PSW course at Bristol University. From there Sue worked with Family Service Unit in Liverpool, took the Advanced Social Work course at the Tavistock Clinic and then went to Hertfordshire Social Services Department.
Sue’s final career move was to Barnardos, where she became Director. This was a challenging role, where Sue was responsible for a large number of staff and a big budget. She has always remained a social worker at heart and has been driven to meet the needs of children and young people as best she could. She brings this passion to the Trustee role, together with all the people and group work skills gained over the years. Listening to children and young people has been crucial and her last role with Barnardos was to set up participation throughout the organisation, a role she loved. She continues to bring these enthusiasms to the Trustee role at Family Rights Group.