Linda Jardine

Director of Children and Family Services

Linda is a social worker with over 30 years’ experience as a practitioner and leader in the statutory, third and independent sectors, having practised in England and Scotland. Her focus is improving the lives of the most vulnerable children by supporting them and their families. Linda has a history of leading children and family teams and services with a strong purpose and a compassionate value base at its heart.

Within Children 1st, Linda has held a number of Assistant Director roles, firstly with local and regional services and also with the national services. She also led the modernisation of the national Safeguarders Panel through the development of the Safeguarders Panel Team. Linda has a passion for quality, early support for families and is driven to do whatever it takes to keep children with their family network where this is possible.