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Anna Bacchoo

Head of Practice

Anna is responsible for ensuring social work practice is at the heart of What Works for Children’s Social Care. This involves leading engagement with the sector, with a particular focus on creating a culture of evidence-minded practice.

Anna studied politics at the University of Sussex and has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Brighton. She enjoys teaching skills workshops on social work courses at Sussex.

Before joining the WWC, Anna worked in statutory child protection social work for 13 years at Brighton and Hove City Council and was part of the leadership team that implemented a whole system change in children’s services. Anna is particularly interested in strengths-based assessments, relationship-based practice and organisational development.

Anna enjoys family dog walks on the South Downs and Sussex beaches.