Children's Service Manager
The Children’s Service Manager (CSM) leads and manages the Hampshire Healthy Families 0-19 service. The CSM maintains and develops Barnardo’s reputation as a supporter of the 'voice of the child', ensuring a positive impact on children, young people, and their families in Hampshire. The CSM oversees all staff and volunteers for the service, ensuring all requirements of the service are successfully delivered, and acting as a role model for Barnardo’s Basis and Values.
Children’s Service Manager: Melissa Lewis
'My name is Melissa. I have worked for Barnardo’s for seven years. Within this time I have managed "Transform" the supporting families programme and I am currently managing Hampshire Healthy Families. I have extensive knowledge of child development and issues that impact on families. I am passionate about attachment and the impact of trauma in early childhood development. In my previous role, I managed "The Play Development Service". This service delivered a set number of sessions linked to the early year's foundation stage within the home to some of the most vulnerable children across Portsmouth.'