Jane Smith Head of Practice and Improvement
Jane Smith is the Head of Practice and Improvement for Cafcass Cymru
Jane is a qualified social worker with 30 years’ experience of working with children and families primarily in a child protection role, both in local authorities and for Cafcass Cymru. Jane initially became a Guardian ad Litem and Reporting officer (GALRO) in 2000 before joining Cafcass at its inception in 2001 as a Family Court Advisor. In 2013 Jane was appointed as a Practice Manager in the South Wales team and in May 2018 she was appointed as Head of Operations for Gwent. In April 2023 Jane became the inaugural Head of Practice and Improvement: an exciting new post to lead on continuous improvement of quality and consistency of practice across Cafcass Cymru.