Our Management Team

Cindy Smith Office Manager

Cindy had an extensive background in early years childcare prior to joining Cove in 2010. Cindy is central to the administrative and financial management of the business. She also takes a lead role in processing referrals and maintaining relationships with new and existing partner agencies and local authorities. 

Office – 01902 854259
Mobile – 07908 013939
Email – cindy.smith@covecare.co.uk  

Liza Gallon Clinical Mental Health Nurse Specialist

Antony Spencer IT Manager

Antony is responsible for all areas of IT and telecommunications for the company. He has worked with us since 2010 and fully understands the service and the needs of the IT provision for the homes. He has had lead involvement in setting up new electronic case recording systems (Clearcare for the CCR homes and Caredocs for CCT). Antony is accessible for IT support formally and informally for all staff, and is able to assist with technical problems with either advice over the phone, remote accessing and attending the placements when necessary.  

Office – 01902 854259
Mobile – 07581 012222

Julian Parker Independent Regulation 44 Inspector

Although the Regulation 44 inspection provision is an independent process, we see this role as integral to our Leadership and Management strategy. Julian Parker is our independently outsourced inspector, whose monthly unannounced visits at all Ofsted-registered placements provide recommendations of progress or areas for development which are actioned by the houses and the company. Julian is a HCPC registered independent social worker, whose area of specialism is providing advice to Children’s Care Providers relating to all aspects of operating residential children’s provision, enabling improved compliance with Quality Standards, National Minimum Standards, Regulations and Ofsted Inspection criteria. He is an ex-Ofsted inspector with a comprehensive understanding of our organisation as he registered, and inspected, our first Registered home in 2008. 


Rachel Oliver Responsible Individual

Rachel Oliver has over 25 years experience in social care including residential care and fostering. Her qualifications are DipSW, Foundation degree therapeutic childcare, BA (Hons) open degree with leadership and management, Diploma level 5 Leadership for health and social care for children and young people. Rachel has over 15 years in senior managerial positions working alongside professionals to support children, young people, staff and professionals to deliver the best outcomes. 

Rachel has worked for Cove Care from 2013. She has had responsibility for a Foster Care provision, undertaking independent Regulation 44 visits, and training delivery. She is a qualified Mental Health First Aid trainer with MHFA England. 

Office – 01902 854259
Mobile – 07969 746846
Email – rachel.oliver@covecare.co.uk 

Juliett Asher Art Psychotherapist

Juliet provides weekly sessions with the young people using a variety of mediums and is qualified  MA Art Therapy, Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Childcare, Level 3 Diplomas Children & Young People’s Workforce and Dyadic Development Psychotherapy (Level 1). Along with Juliet’s extensive knowledge of working with trauma and working with children and young people Juliet is able to work in the therapeutic space to support the young people.

Office – 01902 854259

Adrian Melbourn Training Manager

Adrian is an experienced trainer with 14 years’ experience within in-patient mental health services, child and adolescent secure, open and eating disorder services, both as a senior practitioner and trainer. His training role includes all aspects of induction, mandatory and specialist trainings for all levels of staff, and attends the houses to review the staff’s practical applications of the training he delivers. He is a qualified Mental Health First Aid trainer with MHFA England, and a qualified physical interventions trainer with General Services Association (GSA). 

Office – 01902 854259
Email – adrian.melbourn@covecare.co.uk 

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