Chris Forrester has over 30 years leadership and management experience in the social
are sector gained through working in national charities, the statutory sector and numerous voluntary, not for profit and community organisations as well as providing a range of
freelance consultancy services to businesses and their leaders. She has a considerable
track record in designing and developing numerous innovative and sustainable new
services from concept through to delivery and in the management of organisations
initiated to make a qualitative difference to the lives of children, young people and
numerous adult client groups alike. She has also brought her solutions focussed
approach to setting up and delivering on national Government agendas such as
Early Excellence, Sure Start and the Governments “Troubled Family” agenda leading on
Family Intervention Projects.
Chris has a background as a qualified and registered Social Worker using her experience to achieve best added value through her dedication to partnership working for potential and current service users, professional staff teams, volunteers and wider stakeholder representatives. Her experience has been gained through providing leadership and developing integrated, person centred services for a range of client groups – children, young people, families, young offenders, adults with learning disabilities, people who present with behaviours that challenge, mental health issues and people living with a range of complex health conditions.
Having studied Equalities and Diversity at Masters level, Chris brings her skills in Performance and Leadership coaching to all that she does. This includes providing leadership and support to staff so organisations can thrive and continue to meet the ever changing and growing challenges faced by the social care sector sector.