Pamela worked extensively in the Statutory and Voluntary Sector for over 30 years as a Youth and Community Worker, and as Chief Executive for Signpost Multi Agency Resources Centre. She has also been employed by Lancashire County Council Social Services Directorate as a Policy Officer specialising in partnership working – particularly in East Lancashire where she attended meetings of the Area Childcare Team and also Multi Agency Forums to discuss child protection and children’s services planning. She has also worked as an Additional Inspector for Ofsted for Youth Work which involved the inspection of services throughout the UK and have been involved in the development of JAR Inspections.

She also participated in the Review that was undertaken by the NYA into Youth Services in Cumbria.

She has extensive experience of partnership working and strategic representation and have represented the VCFS on the County Children’s Trust and Lancaster Children’s Trust.

She has an interest in safeguarding and youth justice and is currently a foster carer for Lancashire County Council. Pamela retired from full- time work in March 2012.