TOGETHER, WE SHARE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE WITH THE SINGLE VISION OF CHANGING THE FACE OF THE CARE SECTOR

Our story

The Antser Group was born out of a desire to achieve positive change in the health and social care sectors through a connected and transformative approach. Combining talent, technology and innovation with one goal in mind – to achieve better outcomes for children and families.

Why? Because we care and we know things can be done better, this drives us daily and to continually grow to provide solutions which are fundamentally designed to ensure they make a real difference to those who use them.

Our vision

We strive to be the partner of choice for the gold standard of best practice, best in class, best value best services and better solutions. Simply put, our mission is to achieve better outcomes for our partners and for those in their care using the breadth of our talented people, technology and innovation across Antser.

A trusted partner

our expertise spans 30 years and our services are used across 100% of local authorities in England. Combining best practice with innovation and new and emerging technologies, we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’.

Meet the leadership team

Our culture, like our services, has people at the heart and forms the foundations of how we work. The Antser culture underpins our vision – the belief that together we can achieve positive change. Our core values as a reminder of who we are and why we exist.

Richard Dooner

Chief Executive Officer

Richard is the Chief Executive Officer of Antser, where he strategically leads on the company’s mission to deliver improved outcomes for some of society’s most vulnerable. Richard’s efforts are focused on working in partnership with Antser clients by combining innovative technology with human-centred service solutions, for one purpose – to deliver positive change across the health, education and social care sectors. During his time as CEO of Antser, Richard has created a high performing team, overseeing its growth and delivering on its mission. He passionately believes in delivering innovative solutions and services that make a real demonstrable difference. 

Alison Alexander

Strategic Director

As the Strategic Director at Antser, Alison Alexander leads the company’s strategic mission to deliver improved outcomes for some of society’s most vulnerable. Alison’s efforts are focused on working in partnership with the sector and Antser clients by combining innovative technology with human-centred service solutions – to deliver positive change across the health, education and social care sectors.

Alison has over three decades of experience within children services on a global level having previously acted as Director of Children’s Services and more recently as a local authority CEO.

James Dickens

Technology Director

As the Technology and Transformation Director at Antser, James leads the company’s strategic mission to deliver improved outcomes for some of society’s most vulnerable, turning strategy and imagination into reality. 

James has a proven track record of working in partnership with Antser clients by combining innovative technology with human-centred service solutions – to deliver positive change across the health, education and social care sectors. James has over 15 years’ C-Suite level experience gained across technology services, central government and government agencies. 

 

Kieran Darnell

Service delivery director

Kieran previously worked as part of a number of multinational organisations in a variety of roles.  Since joining Carter Brown, in 2009, Kieran’s passion for service delivery excellence has seen him progress to a Director position and is now responsible for service delivery across Antser. Integral to this role is information sharing, service development, employee integration and culture change across the group.

Nadia Dooner

Head of learning

Nadia is a Learning and Development Professional with broad experience of developing and implementing learning programmes in the private, public and third sector. Most recently, Nadia ran the Graduate Training Programme for one of the UKs leading automotive manufacturers. This followed many years of running a Creative Training entity for one of the Prince of Wales’s Charities. 

 

Siobhan Harper

Business director

Siobhan is a marketing and business development professional with a range of experience across many sectors. A senior level marketing, communications and business development professional with over 25 years over a range of sectors. Prior to Antser, Siobhan was Business Development Director for a private equity backed group of independent fostering agencies.

Meet the subject matter experts

Our Subject Matter Experts share a wealth of experience across the entire spectrum of adult and children’s social care as well as the education and health sectors.  

Joy Waelend

Education Lead

Joy has over 40 years' experience in education, having begun her teaching career in West Sussex in 1980. Joy has worked as a Local Authority Teaching and Learning Advisor, a Regional Advisor working with the QCDA, a Senior School Improvement lead and Executive Principal within a Large Multi Academy Trust.

Serena Hadi

Operations Manager

Serena is committed to improving outcomes for children in and touched by the care system. Social Work England registered, Serena has over 10 years’ experience of managing teams within children’s services. Throughout her career she has engaged with multiple and varied stakeholders and quality assured a range of services.

Shalene Lemmie

VR Service Manager

Shalene Lemmie is a registered Social Worker with over 15 years' experience focusing on families and children. Her career has spanned from working in a variety of London Boroughs, ranging from Children in Need to Child Protection. More recently, Shalene has worked at CAFCASS as a Service Manager in the London Private Law team.

Ellen West

Operations Manager

Ellen has over 30 years experience in early years and early years education for children with complex needs, including working in integrated disability services. Ellen has been a lead in safeguarding for children, including those with additional and complex needs and worked within policies and procedures for the past 15 years

Sally Gillies

Social Care PM

Sally is a registered Social Worker and is the Adult Social Care Project Manager at Antser. Sally has over 20 years' experience as a support worker, senior support worker and local authority social worker and is an accomplished author of procedures and practice guidelines as well as an advocate for strengths-based practice.

Simon Dean

Lead Consultant

Simon Dean has over 15 years experience working within Child Safeguarding and supporting the development of safeguarding practice. Simon's career and experience has ensured the children in need are identified and professionally helped, whilst also ensuring safeguarding staff are supported themselves.

Dania Mills

Health Lead

With over 30 years of experience in children’s nursing, Dania has worked in acute and community settings. Her many roles have included ward sister of a paediatric medical unit, deputy head of care at a children’s hospice, and a special school nurse in a school for children with severe learning disabilities.

Amy Callaghan

Operations Manager

Amy has over 10 years experience working alongside expert witness psychologists, psychiatrists, paediatricians and social workers, in delivering assessments within family and criminal law proceedings. Amy's experience ranges from partnering with local authority fostering, adoption and child protection teams.

group facts

Trusted

Antser products and services are used in 100% of local authorities in England

Pioneers

We are global pioneers of VR enabled behaviour change services for fostering, adoption and beyond

Innovators

Our technology is delivering sector first applications to support children’s services and deliver on essential KPIs

Market Leader

We are the market leading provider of online policies and procedures, being used by over 90% of children’s and adult services in England

Partnerships

A trusted partner, our expertise spans 30 years and our services are used across 100% of local authorities in England. Combining best practice with innovation and new and emerging technologies, we are leading the way in ‘doing things better’.

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