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As the national What Works Centre for Children and Families, we use our expertise to comment on topics including children affected by domestic abuse, parenting support, strengthening family networks and care leavers.   

If you are a journalist and would like to find out more about our work or receive press releases, please get in touch. You can reach our Press Officer Charlotte Kelsted at

In office and out of hours press office number: 07773 647 480 

Our spokespeople 

Dr Jo Casebourne is the Chief Executive of Foundations. Jo has spent more than 25 years leading research on how government and public services can best support children and families.  

Jo has appeared on BBC News, Daily Politics on BBC Two, Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4, Times Radio, LBC news, Talk Radio and a range of local radio stations. She is regularly quoted in articles in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, The Telegraph, Children and Young People Now, Nursery World and LocalGov

Josh MacAlister OBE is the Executive Chair of Foundations. Josh founded the social work charity Frontline, co-founded the youth offending organisation SHiFT and chaired the Independent Review of Children’s Social Care. Josh has provided insight in the Times, BBC Radio 4 Today and Sky News.  

Donna Molloy OBE is the Deputy Chief Executive at Foundations. Donna’s has led national programmes to support children and families in a range of Whitehall roles. She currently works extensively with policymakers in Whitehall departments, sector organisations and those leading services in local areas. Donna has previously provided commentary in the Guardian, Times Radio, Woman’s Hour, LBC news and local radio. 

Foundations was formed through the merger of What Works for Children’s Social Care and the Early Intervention Foundation. 

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Warning that more children in England and Wales could face domestic abuse than start primary school this year as Foundations announces 5-year plan to transform domestic abuse services 

Foundations announces innovative Changemakers programme to transform parenting support 

Foundations launches project to understand how local authorities collect and report on use of Family Group Conferences, to help build a picture of access across England

New findings show specialised therapy for refugee children improves wellbeing

Foundations Executive Chair Josh MacAlister awarded OBE for services to vulnerable children in New Year Honours list

Over 827,000 children estimated to have experienced domestic abuse this year, with concerns of increase at Christmas underscoring urgent need for stronger support

Catalysing change: Foundations marks one year on from merger, advancing support for children and families 

Over 2000 children per year could avoid the care system through Family Group Conferences 

Major new evidence centre to focus on supporting family relationships to improve lives of vulnerable children 

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