Anne Marie Carrie

Managing Director of Kensington and Chelsea Education Ltd

Anne Marie Carrie is an expert advisor on education, child protection and welfare.

She is a commissioner for the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts and Institute of Directors and companion of the Chartered Management Institute.

She was formerly chief executive of children’s charity Barnardo’s.

Barnardo's Plea to Light Up Lives of Children Waiting for Homes

Today, there are thousands more children waiting to be adopted or fostered than there are people coming forward, to be mums and dads. The figures speak for themselves; more than 4,600 children are currently awaiting families and we need to find some 9,000 new foster families in the next 12 months.
28/01/2013 00:09 GMT

Rash Housing Benefit Cuts Will Leave Unprotected Youngsters Out in the Cold

The prospects for young people starting out in the world today are already bleak with nearly one million young people currently unemployed - and now life is about to get even harder for them. The reckless proposal to remove housing benefits from under-25s risks leaving some of this country's most vulnerable young people out in the cold. What makes this proposal particularly distasteful is that in reality only a mere eight per cent of total housing benefits are claimed by under-25s, making this a policy which risks causing long-term harm to the lives of young people for the sake of a few headlines.
04/12/2012 09:00 GMT

Debating How Child Poverty Is Measured Must Not Distract From Urgent Action Needed to Tackle It

Barnardo's believes that the scandal of child poverty in this country will only be tackled when action is taken to improve both the income and the access to services that the poorest families have. We know that money matters to the poorest families - especially when rising living costs, stagnating wages, a weak labour market and spending cuts are placing more pressure on them than ever before. Many families in poverty in the UK live on just £12 per person per day after housing costs. That £12 has to stretch to cover everything: food, electricity, water, gas, bus fares.
14/11/2012 17:24 GMT

Not an Easy Fight, but the Right Fight

Police prosecutions of men who sexually exploit children are rising, but sadly we are now working with more boys and girls who are abused in this way than ever - up 8.4% on last year. There is still a worrying lack of awareness of this issue across the board.
09/10/2012 10:06 BST

It's the Parenting That Counts This Father's Day

Listening to the arguments, I have become increasingly incensed by those who hold the opinion that a marriage between a man and woman automatically makes for the optimal situation in which to bring up children and parent.
17/06/2012 18:42 BST

Child Poverty is a Blight on Our Nation, Which We Will Not Remove Unless we Take Action That Matters

Eradicating child poverty is an ambitious but hugely important aspiration. Not only does it makes sense economically, as according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation the annual cost of our high levels of child poverty is around £25 billion, but it is a moral duty, as no decent society should allow children to go without, to the extent that it affects their future life chances.
14/06/2012 10:00 BST

Children of Prisoners Might as Well Be Invisible

There are more children of prisoners in the UK than children in care. Does that surprise you? It's a statistic most people are completely unaware of, and that's reflective of the fact that these children might as well be invisible.
02/04/2012 22:30 BST

Unscrupulous Lenders Rip Off Poorest With Extortionate Charges

In the UK today, one in 10 households - the poorest families - cannot get access to a bank account. When they run out of cash, which they do frequently in these tough economic times, the most vulnerable are lured into an unaffordable debt trap.
29/12/2011 15:00 GMT