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Angela Frazer-Wicks appointed to Care Review implementation board

Published: 31st October 2022

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Family Rights Group is proud to announce that Angela Frazer-Wicks, our Chair of Trustees, has been appointed to the National Implementation Board of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care.

Angela Frazer-Wicks is a birth mother, her eldest two children were adopted in 2004 after a very long and fraught battle with her local authority due to domestic violence and mental health issues. She is now married with a young daughter who has had no local authority involvement. In 2020 she was reunited with her eldest son.

Angela is Chair of Trustees of Family Rights Group and founding member of their parents’ panel, one of their expert panels of family members with direct lived experience of the Child Welfare and Family Justice System. She has campaigned for many years for the voices of families to not only be heard but to feed directly into system design and implementation.

Angela works across family justice from the Family Justice Council to Regional Adoption Agencies. She sits on many boards and panels including Cafcass Learning and Improvement Board, BASW 80/20 Steering Group and was a member of the Experts by Experience Board that advised the care review. She regularly speaks about her experiences in an attempt to highlight issues facing families in the hope of facilitating positive change.

On her appointment, Angela said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed to the National Implementation Board overseeing the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care. I shall challenge, support and hold the board to account and at all times keep the board focused on its role – to improve the lives and experiences of children and families by ensuring we have a system that is fair, just and honest for all who need it.”

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