Frances Flaxington

Strategic Director
@ Catch22

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  • Bio

Frances leads Catch22’s Young People and Families Directorate and is responsible for delivery and growth. Frances takes an evidence based approach and places a strong emphasis on building high quality relationships with our service users to deliver services that are tailored to their individual needs. She sees ongoing innovation and collaboration with a range of partners as vital to improving services and to supporting young people and their families to transform their lives
Frances has over 15 years’ experience of working in Probation services, with a particular focus on sex offenders and public protection. She was Deputy Chief of HM Inspectorate of Probation, responsible for joint inspections that included resettlement, safeguarding and race equality, before moving on to policy roles. Frances led on work to improve services for victims in the Office for Criminal Justice Reform. Other senior civil service posts in the Ministry of Justice followed, such as leading on policy to reduce reoffending including support for offenders’ families and diverting vulnerable women from custody by working with Probation and the voluntary sector.
Frances is a Trustee for the Criminal Justice Alliance, a coalition of 75 organisations, supporting policy and practice across the criminal justice system. You can find Frances on Twitter @catch22Frances

  • My Previous Events

  • Safeguarding Children: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

    • 22-04-2015
    • 08:30 - 13:30
    • The Place Aparthotel, Manchester