Appointment of new CEO at children’s charity Just for Kids Law

2 Dec 2020

Following a competitive and open recruitment process, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Louisa McGeehan to the post of Chief Executive Officer at Just for Kids Law.

Louisa will begin her new role from 1 February 2021. She will be replacing our previous CEO, Enver Solomon, who began his new role as CEO of the Refugee Council this month.

Louisa has a wealth of experience across a range of public services and in the not-for-profit sector in the fields of children’s services, the NHS, family law, and the justice system. Currently, Louisa is a director of policy, rights, and advocacy at the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), where she has worked since April 2018. Previously, Louisa has led policy, communications, and engagement for the family law group Resolution, HM Courts Service, and an NHS Community Healthcare Trust. She has also worked with government in strategy and engagement roles on a number of complex public service change programmes and has supported the Independent Monitoring Boards of prisons and immigration removal centres to develop their advocacy and engagement work.

Carolyn Regan, Chair of the Board of Trustees of Just for Kids Law said: “I am sure that everyone will join me in welcoming Louisa to Just for Kids Law. Louisa will be instrumental in helping us to build on the successful growth achieved under our previous Chief Executive. Her expertise in children’s rights, policy, and advocacy will be vital to ensure that we’re able to continue to offer high-quality services, support and legal representation to our growing number of clients.”

Louisa McGeehan said: “I’m delighted to join Just for Kids Law and begin building on its current success in ensuring children and young people’s voices are heard and their rights are respected. I’m looking forward to supporting the organisation’s continuing development and enabling its unique casework model to contribute to achieving lasting change.”

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About Just for Kids Law

Just for Kids Law is a UK charity that works with and for children and young people to hold those with power to account and fight for wider reform by providing legal representation and advice, direct advocacy and support, and campaigning to ensure children and young people in the UK have their legal rights and entitlements respected and promoted and their voices heard and valued.

2019/20 Impact and Learning Report

Presenting data from our casework database and annual client survey, alongside a description of the highlights of our all work over the year, and a collection of case studies to illustrate the breadth of our work and unique strengths of our holistic casework model, our 2019/20 Impact and Learning Report shows how we work to transform the lives of young people all over the UK. Learning is paramount to us because it ensures we are always seeking to improve our work with and for children and young people, and in this year’s report we set out key things that we didn’t achieve and what we’ve learned as a result. Read the report here.