Josh MacAlister

Josh is Chair of the independent review of children’s social care

A former teacher, Josh founded the social work charity Frontline in 2013. He has now stepped down from his role as Chief Executive to lead the review.

Josh is committed to thinking afresh about how we support children without the safety, stability and love that many of us take for granted. Under his leadership, the review will deliver a wide-ranging plan to extend the joy, growth and safety of childhood and the esteem, love and security of family life to all children.

Shazia Hussain

Shazia is the head of the review team of the independent review of children’s social care

Shazia is a member of the Senior Civil Service. She leads the team that supports the work of the review reporting directly to Josh on all aspects of the review’s work.

The review team is made up of civil servants from across government from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. The review team has a range of work streams to support the review, including on research and analysis, and engagement as well as supporting the development of recommendations.