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Howarth of Breckland locked

Baroness cr 2001 (Life Peer), of Parson Cross in the County of South Yorkshire (Valerie Georgina Howarth)

OBE 1999

Born 5 Sept. 1940

founding Chief Executive, ChildLine, 1987–2001


Abbeydale Girls’ Grammar Sch.; Univ. of Leicester


MBASW; Associate Mem., ADASS. Caseworker, Family Welfare Assoc., 1963–68; London Borough of Lambeth: Sen. Child Care Worker and Trng Officer, 1968–70; Area Co-ordinator, 1970–72; Chief Co-ordinator of Social Work, 1972–76; Asst Dir of Personal Services, 1976–82; Dir of Social Services, London Borough of Brent, 1982–86. Board Member: Food Standards Agency, 2000–07; Nat. Care Standards Commn, 2001–04; Children and Family Courts Adv. and Support Services, 2004–12 (Chm., 2008–12). Founder Member: King’s Cross Homelessness Project (first Chm.), 1986–87; London Homelessness Forum, 1986–87; Home Office Steering Gp on Child Witnesses, 1991–97; Telephone Helplines Assoc. (first Chm.); NCH Commn considering Children as Abusers, 1991–92. Dir and Mem. Cttee, ICSTIS, 1988–2000; Mem., NSPCC Professional Adv. Panel, 1993–94; UK Rep., Euro Forum for Child Welfare, 1994–97. Member: Sub cttee G on EU, H of L, 2005–10 (Chm., 2007–10); EU Select Cttee, H of L, 2007–10; Sub cttee D on Agric. and Fisheries, H of L, 2010–. Trustee, Livability (formerly John Grooms Assoc. for Disabled People, later Grooms-Shaftesbury), 1987– (Chair, 2007–10; Pres., 2005–14; Sen. Vice-Pres., 2014–); Trustee: Lucy Faithfull Foundn, 1992– (Vice Chm.); NCVCCO, 1990–95 (Vice Chm.); Stop It Now, 1992–2009 (Chm.); Nat. Children’s Bureau, 1993–94; Michael Sieff Foundn, 1994–2004; Little Hearts Matter, 2002– (Patron, 2002–); Children’s Internat. Helplines Assoc., 2003–07 (Chm. Trustees, 2003–07; Pres., 2007–); Patron, TRACKS, 2011–. DUniv Open, 2007


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