Lucille Francis-Hume, BA (Hons) MSc “I am delighted to have been appointed as a Trustee at Reedham Children’s Trust at such an exciting time for the charity. It is thinking innovatively about how it moves forward to deliver the best impact on the young people and the communities it serves. I aim to bring my 25 years of experience of working directly with young people and a wide range of clients with complex needs. I am looking forward to the challenges, and ultimately the rewards that this new post brings” Lucille has worked in the charitable sector for the past ten years and is currently working for The Henry Smith Charity in the Kindred Grants Team. Prior to that she set up and managed a mentoring project for young people leaving care. Lucille has spent 25 years working with varied client groups, delivering group work and 1:1 interventions – including working with adult offenders and survivors of domestic abuse. After gaining her Masters in Forensic Psychology at the age of 32 she worked for the West London Mental Health Trust in Felltham Young Offenders Institute. From there she joined the charitable sector and spent eight years training people to deliver targeted interventions to young people aged 12–18 years. This is Lucille’s first appointment as a Trustee and she feels it is important that some of the Trustees are able to bring direct experience of working with the client group that they serve. Lucille is married with two children and two cats.