Our Team

Dr Jo Casebourne

Chief Executive

Dr Jo Casebourne is the Chief Executive of Foundations. Prior to her current role she was also chief executive of the Early Intervention Foundation (EIF) from August 2017 until it’s merger with What Works for Children’s Social Care in December 2022. Jo has spent 25 years leading research on how government and public services can best support children and families. Prior to joining EIF, she worked at the Institute for Government, Nesta and the Centre for Economic Social Inclusion.


Articles by Dr Jo Casebourne


March 4, 2024

Improving the wellbeing of unaccompanied children seeking asylum: the importance of tailored, evidence-based support


January 24, 2024

Government announces £500 million of new funding for councils with responsibility for adults and children’s social care – comment


December 14, 2023

Reflecting on Foundations’ first year


September 22, 2023

Keeping children out of care: In conversation about where next for Family Group Conferences


August 3, 2023

What does the evidence say about Family Drug and Alcohol Courts?


June 27, 2023

Improving outcomes for children experiencing domestic abuse at home


June 15, 2023

Family group conferencing: Following the evidence can keep children with their families


June 5, 2023

Foundations, the new national What Works Centre for Children & Families