Family and Childcare Trust is the new name for the charity formed from the merger of Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute.
Collectively, we have over 40 years' experience of policy and campaigning on issues affecting families. The merger reflects our intention to build on the strengths of both charities, by maintaining a focus on childcare within a broader context of other pressures facing families. Our new name will be followed by development of a new look website and brand later this year.
The Family and Childcare Trust aims to relieve the pressures on family life through three main areas of work:
- Insight – carrying out research to understand family life and childcare.
- Influence – campaigning for change in policy and business to make life easier for families with children.
- Information and innovation – providing information and advice to parents and finding innovative ways of supporting families.
Our key staff
Chief Executive - Anand Shukla
Anand Shukla is Chief Executive at the Family and Childcare Trust, and was formerly the Daycare Trust Chief Executive. He is recognised as one of the leading authorities on childcare policy in the UK and advises government in Westminster, Edinburgh and Cardiff on childcare policy.
Along with a strong public profile, he has been credited with helping to transform the childcare debate in Scotland and ensuring the high profile of childcare as an issue with governments and local authorities throughout the UK.
He has led on mergers with the National Association of Family Information Services in 2011, and with Family and Parenting Institute in 2013. His inspiring leadership style was recognised when he became a Clore Social Leadership Fellow in 2012. He is married and has three children.
Director of Fundraising & Service Delivery - Helen Clark
Interim Head of Communications – Rebecca Griffin
Interim Head of Policy and Research - Jill Rutter
NAFIS Manager - Anthony Ellison
Corporate Fundraising Manager - Celia Joseph
Business Development Manager - Collette Prince
Information and Community Manager Lucy Bosher and Pip Dorkings
General enquries: firstname.lastname@example.org
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