Director of Children's services
Steve Crocker (OBE) is Head of Children’s Services at Hampshire County Council, with key responsibility for securing the provision of services for children and young people, their families and carers. In addition to his wide range of responsibilities, which include education, and the safeguarding of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s most vulnerable children, Steve plays a leading role in the improvement of Children’s Services in other local authorities such as Torbay and more recently Buckinghamshire amongst others. He is also a key influencer nationally, being called upon regularly to contribute to the shaping of policy on areas such as adoption, social work reform and innovation at national level. Steve also chairs the Standards, Performance and Inspection Policy Committee for the Association of Directors of Children’s Services.