Sandie Hayes

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Sandie is Assistant Director for Cafcass with responsibility for services provided to children in the family court arena across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, and Staffordshire. Sandie has worked for Cafcass for 8 years, during which time the organisation has moved from an Inadequate to an Outstanding Ofsted grading.

Sandie has more than 25 years experience in children’s social care settings, the majority being spent as a Social Worker and Manager in Child Protection teams within Local Authorities. Sandie sits on several LSCBs across the North West including Manchester Safeguarding Children Board, and she is a member of the Greater Manchester Local Family Justice Board and Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Local Family Justice Board. Sandie has also had 6 years experience as a school governor with a safeguarding lead.