Reconstruct UK

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33+

years Of Experience
Our story

SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Established in 1990, Reconstruct is an experienced provider of independent services to the social care sector. We support vulnerable children and adults via our network of committed volunteers and professionals, as well as the team around them. We deliver our services via contract, or on an ad-hoc, 'pay as you go', basis and work with a number of local authorities and independent providers across the UK.
our vision

WE KNOW THINGS CAN BE DONE BETTER

Reconstruct was born out of a desire to achieve positive change for children and young people impacted by the social care system. Combining talent, passion and innovation with one goal in mind - to achieve better outcomes for children and families. We know things can be done better, this drives us daily and to continually grow to provide services which are fundamentally designed to ensure they make a real difference to those who use them.

our values

our team

Our teams of experts within the social care sector have decades of experience, united by a common vision to enhance the well-being of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults. Through a combination of our knowledge, skills and experience in children and adults’ social care, consultancy, and training, we are dedicated to impacting positive change across the sector, offering support to those in need and the teams around them.

leanne McGowan

director

Leanne has over 25 years extensive operational experience gained across children’s services, she supports our employed teams, manages local authority relationships, oversees delivery of KPIs against existing contracts and mobilises new contracts.

Pria Griffiths-Sen

head of practice

Pria has over 23 years of operational and compliance audit experience within Children’s Social Care services. She is responsible for maintaining the highest quality standards of practice delivered by our employed and consultancy teams, by overseeing and monitoring Reconstruct governance systems and processes.

Ruksana Aslam

lead advocacy coordinator

Ruksana has over 20 years’ experience working with Reconstruct Children’s Services. Ruksana started her journey as a Volunteer Independent Visitor and progressed to become a Children's Advocate. Now, with her wealth of knowledge and insight in this field, Ruksana manages the Advocacy service for South Gloucestershire.

carol floris

advocacy coordinator

Carol has over 30 years of experience working in children’s rights and advocacy. She currently manages Reconstruct's Bristol advocacy service.

eileen smith

Team Manager

Eileen has over 20 years’ experience in delivering advocacy to children & young people. She currently manages Reconstructs Gloucestershire advocacy service. Within her career Eileen has been involved in the promotion of advocacy for children & young people, ensuring that their voice is central to the development of services.

maria mayes

IV coordinator

Maria’s knowledge of social care comes from being part of the Care, Education and Treatment Reviews (CETR) and Care (Education) and Treatment Reviews (CTR) with NHS England. Maria has been part of the team for over 5 years managing the Brighter Futures for Children contract, starting as an advocate and then moving on to the coordinator role.

Louise Dean

COORDINATOR, CHILDREN'S

Louise has over 14 years of experience working with children and families ranging from birth to 25 years of age. She has extensive knowledge and experience of working with children and families subject to Children in Need, Child Protection and Children Looked-After Care Plans, and has worked with families going through Care court proceedings. Within her career to date, Louise has also worked with care leavers.

debbie MAYES

ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

Debbie has been an advocacy coordinator since July 2022. Prior to this, Debbie worked in Community Education for 25 years. She is a qualified Tutor and Trainer in Child-Care and Development. Working in schools with the children and their families, Debbie developed and help to deliver programs for the children that would enhance the young person’s learning so that they were able to achieve the best outcome.

OLIVIA HAUXWELL

iv COORDINATOR

Olivia is a qualified social worker and has over 20 years of experience supporting young people in areas such as housing, education, employment, and training. Olivia is passionate about young people’s wellbeing and mental health and currently recruits, trains, and supervises our wonderful team of independent visitor volunteers who befriend children and young people in Bristol.

eva walker

IV Coordinator

Eva as is an Independent Visitor Coordinator. Previously she held careers an interior designer, a design teacher, and youth worker. Eva’s knowledge about Young People comes from working directly with youth groups in the Bristol and Bath areas.

jennifer tabley

mentoring coordinator

Jenny was previously part of the Reconstruct Independent Visiting team. Now the mentoring Co-rdinator for Bristol. Jennifer has over 20 years’ experience in safeguarding, training and behaviour management. Jenny brings a wealth of operational experience to her role, supporting volunteers to become Mentors for care experienced young adults.

Rhia Deverell

IV coordinator

Rhia has seven years’ experience working with children and young adults, including those with learning disabilities and mental health issues. Rhia holds a Level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care, and she has a passion for making a positive difference to the lives of young people.

Combining expertise through direct work, consultancy, and training to improve the lives of vulnerable children and adults.