Jacquie Pepper is Depute Director (Education and Children’s Services) and Chief Social Work Officer for Perth and Kinross Council.
Jacquie has responsibility for cross cutting work across education and children’s services as well as responsibility for Criminal Justice.
She leads the Tayside Children's Services Collaborative Priority Group on safeguarding and child protection and was Chair of the Perth and Kinross Child Protection Committee from 2014 to 2018.
Previously, Jacquie led the development of the Joint Inspections of Services for Children as Head of Inspection of Children's Services and Criminal Justice for the Care Inspectorate. As an Inspector in HMIE for six years, Jacquie played a key role in two rounds of inspections of services to protect children across Scotland. Jacquie has also held a number of professional and managerial roles in social work and children's services in a number of local authorities in Scotland and in Wales.
CHAS is a very special charity reaching out to all families in Scotland who need its help. I feel deeply privileged to serve on the Board and have immense respect for all staff and volunteers who provide daily compassionate care and go the extra mile for children and families. CHAS is aspiring to be more than the 4 walls of its hospices and I am passionate about bringing excellent practical and emotional support into family homes and communities.