Ana Popovici

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Ana Popovici is currently Director of Children's Services at the London Borough of Wandsworth. She was previously Director of Children’s Services at London Borough of Hillingdon.

Prior to her work in Hillingdon, Ana held an Assistant Director role at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), where she ran Cafcass operational services in London, Birmingham, Surrey and Sussex as well as the independent social work services. At Cafcass she also carried a strategic portfolio including troubleshooting difficulties around the country . In addition, Ana led on joint working and joint programmes at national level with key public sector bodies.

Ana’s particular strength is her constant promotion and delivery of high engagement and high performance cultures. She is passionate about social work and has a special interest in how services can be modernised to support today’s generation of vulnerable people. She brings a refreshing ‘can do’ attitude to everything she does and is determined to do the same for the Social Worker of the Year Awards in the coming years.