Sherry is passionate about social care and social justice. Her signature strength is in enabling change and transformation, working with individuals, organisations, boards and partnerships. She has over 30 years of experience of leading and managing a diverse portfolio in large complex, political settings in public (Local and Central Government and the NHS), voluntary and commercial settings, both in executive and non-executive roles. You may know Sherry as the former Director of children’s services at NSPCC, DCS and DASS at the London Borough of Hounslow and through her executive roles at Cafcass and GSCC. She is currently Chair of the Nottingham CityCare Partnership, a non-executive Director at Dimensions UK, a Trustee at the Internet Watch Foundation and a Staff College Associate. Sherry has been involved with the Social Work Awards charity from its very beginning, championing the profession and judging nominations. From the need to give every child a great start in life to promoting independence and community resilience, Sherry is committed to working creatively within professional and community systems to find solutions. Sherry is also a qualified coach and blogs at One Blog at a Time. You can find her on Twitter @sherry_malik. She also cooks with love on Instagram @two-mamas_cooking.