Meet Our Trustees

Lesley Stopforth


Lesley has worked in senior management for many years; she is a qualified social worker and has worked frontline with children and families in the social care field, working with charities and local authority.

Samantha Davies McCardle


Sam currently works in LCC Targeted Services with the local authority and also has vast experience with Youth Service.   She has been involved with Kinship Carers Liverpool for over 15 years.

Claire Wilde


Claire has previously worked in social housing locally for 25 years, and now works as a Strategy Manager for the Regulator of Social Housing. she has been involved with the charity as Secretary for 2 years.



Colette Cadwallader


Colette has many years’ experience working in the Troubled Families & Early Help Teams at LCC, and Youth Services across Merseyside.

Pat Roberts


Pat is an active kinship campaigner and carer of 5 grandchildren. She has been a Kinship Carers Liverpool trustee for many years.

Angela King


Angela is a qualified social worker with many years’ experience, working with children and adults in various family support and social care roles, with charities and NHS.

Sharon Lee


Sharon is Centre Manager of Ellergreen Community Centre with wide ranging knowledge and experience of grass roots projects, as well as roles in the Youth Service.

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