Sukriti started as Director of Local Delivery, Children and Families in 2015. She qualified as a social worker in 1992 and obtained an MA in Health and Social Care Management in 2008. She worked in two London boroughs before making the move to Essex. Her social work career has spanned the spectrum of children in need, child protection, looked after children, fostering and adoption, and quality assurance.
Sukriti is a long-standing trustee on the Frontline Board, a DfE-funded social work graduate scheme focused on bringing high-calibre graduates into local authorities to receive training on the job, in addition to obtaining the academic social work qualification.
Sukriti is passionate about improving social work practice and leading positive change. She has a keen interest in learning and development, and is an active member for ECC, on the national Association of Directors of Children’s Services Workforce Policy Committee (ADCS) . She has coached and mentored a number of managers who have stepped into senior positions or have sought support and advice.
Sukriti’s roles as Director for Local Delivery include the leadership of the Mid Quadrant which covers the areas of Chelmsford, Maldon and Braintree. Apart from the statutory social work responsibilities each of the quadrant directors hold, Sukriti also has the countywide strategic lead for:
- Essex Social Care Academy (ESCA),
- Family Support and Protection,
- Divisional Based Intervention Teams (D-Bit),
- Children’s Social Care Case Management Systems