Clare Hyde MBE

Clare Hyde MBE

Clare is founder and Director of The Foundation for Families, a not for profit community interest company established in 2010. Clare was the Chief Executive of Calderdale Women Centre for 14 years (between 1994 and 2009) and developed nationally acclaimed, high quality services and support for at risk women and families. 

Clare contributed to Baroness Corston’s review of women with vulnerabilities in the criminal justice system. The review was commissioned by the Government following the deaths of 12 women in custody. 

Clare is currently working with local safeguarding children boards and their partners to improve safeguarding outcomes for children and young people living with domestic violence, substance misuse and parental mental illness and to support the development of a multi-agency response to children and young people at risk of sexual exploitation. 

Clare is the Independent Chair and Lead Reviewer of several Serious Case Reviews and also designed and facilitated a multi -agency review of child sexual exploitation in Rochdale in 2012. 

She is also delivering two independently funded social innovation projects which aim to improve outcomes for women, children and families facing multiple disadvantage.

In 2005 Clare was awarded the MBE for her contribution to women and children’s health and social care.