What I do
Angela was Chief Executive of Includem, a third sector organisation which specialises in working with the most vulnerable, challenging and high risk young people in Scotland including those with violent and sexually harmful behaviours.
Includem was established in 2000 to meet the gap in provision for young people who are the most difficult to engage with and/or have exhausted the resources of other services. Most referrals are routed through the Children's Hearing System or the courts.
In 2012, Includem was voted one of Britain's 50 New Radicals by Nesta and The Observer.
Angela was Director of Families Outside, which works on behalf of prisoners’ families, from 2003 to 2007 and prior to that spent 20 years working in mental health and community care latterly as Deputy Chief Executive at the Scottish Association for Mental Health.
Angela undertook postgraduate training in Social Work at the University of London, worked for London Borough of Camden social services and then Mind Waltham Forest where she worked in one of the first initiatives to close a large institution and move people with mental health problems into their own homes.
Angela has been a member of a range of government policy and implementation groups in children’s issues and services, youth and adult justice. She is also a board member of the Coalition of Care and Support Providers Scotland.