Eleanor Briggs

Director of Policy

Eleanor joined What Works for Children’s Social Care in July 2020. Her role is to promote our findings, research and evidence-based policy to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people and their families.

Eleanor has over fifteen years’ experience of leading a policy team, most recently at Action for Children where she led the organisation’s work on children’s social care and early help for children and families. Before this she worked in public health as the Director of Policy and Campaigns for the National AIDS Trust. She began her career in the civil service, specialising in equality and diversity policy at the Women and Equality Unit. Eleanor studied English Literature at Durham University and has an MSc from LSE in social policy.

In her spare time Eleanor enjoys cooking, excessive Radio 4 listening and supporting Watton Youth Under 10s football team.