Who we are


CBN is currently staffed by

  • Alison Penny, Director
  • Gail Precious, Senior Development Officer
  • Mary Moore, PA/Project Assistant

We can also call on colleagues across the Childhood Bereavement Network and NCB for support.


CBN is hosted by NCB, the National Children's Bureau, and operates under NCB's charitable status (registered charity no 258825). That means we get to share ideas with and support those working across other areas of children's lives including bullying, disability and well-being.


CBN's work is advised by a nationally representative Advisory Group, which meets three times a year. The Advisory Group currently comprises

  • Joanne Anning (Chair)
  • Isobel Bremner
  • Jan Cooper
  • Jane McCarthy
  • Jodie Phillips
  • Nikki Fitzmaurice
  • Phil Lindsay
  • Rich Stafford
  • Rosie Nicol-Harper
  • Sacha Richardson
  • Sue Wates
  • Vida Kennedy