Wes has over 40 years of experience working in social care, primarily in services for children and young people as a qualified social worker.
He worked for many years in local authorities including Luton, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire as the Head of Services and was Director of Services for Children and Young People at the NSPCC until 2011. He has a special interest in the support of vulnerable children and families and in Safeguarding which included chairing a Local Children’s Safeguarding Board and being a Board member of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Service (CEOP).
Wes chairs the Hertfordshire Adoption Panel and, having been adopted as a child, has a lifelong interest in and commitment to the role of adoption in transforming the lives of children.
He lives with his partner in Woburn and has two grown up children and grandchildren who live in the USA. Wes is a keen long distance walker, sailor, trombone player and fly fisherman and loves to travel.