Workforce

The Workforce work group will consider the entirety of the care workforce, paid and unpaid, how they interact with each other in the interests of infants, children and young people, and how they are trained and supported to do this.

Co-chairs

Jimmy Paul

Jimmy is deeply committed to improving the lives of infants, children, young people and families; especially those who experience disadvantage.

He began his leadership journey on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme where he then spent four years working across health and social care services. He now works as a Consultant at CELCIS where he improves the experience of permanence for looked after children across Scotland.

Outside of work, Jimmy was accepted onto the prestigious Future Leaders Connect programme run by the British Council. He is the incoming Curator at the Global Shapers Community (Edinburgh Hub) with the World Economic Forum where he leads a wide range of voluntary work and he has also been inducted into the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.

Being co-chair of the workforce group at the Independent Care Review is the greatest privilege Jimmy has ever had. As someone with experience of kinship, foster, and residential care, ensuring that infants, children and young people experience the best care in the world is particularly important to him, and he will do everything to make sure that people with lived experience drive the Review to making the change that is much needed.

Sue Brookes

Sue has been employed by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) as a Prison Governor for 31 years. She held the post of Governor in Charge in five establishments (both local and national), including Edinburgh, Polmont and Cornton Vale, working with all offender populations and sentence classifications.

She has been involved in extensive partnership working to achieve change on a number of sites, in respect of national projects and as a Board member of third sector organisations.

She is currently on a cross sector secondment to Education Scotland for personal development purposes and to promote knowledge exchange between Education and Justice.

Sue is passionate about the creation of a ‘Safer Scotland’ and has a lifelong commitment to prevention and to helping individuals realise their potential.

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