Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing (Deputy Chief Officer)

photo of Janet Fraser Janet Fraser, Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing (Deputy Chief Officer)


Janet read law at Birmingham University before returning to South Wales where she worked initially in adult social care, and then in various roles, including in a multidisciplinary team working with children and adults with learning difficulties, and running a short breaks scheme for children with complex needs.

Janet completed the Diploma in Social Work in 1995, and since then has worked in local authority children’s social care as a frontline practitioner, child protection chair, manager and senior manager.

Before joining Devon in September 2021, Janet was one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors for eight years. In that role, Janet was responsible for overseeing the registration and inspection of registered providers in the South West and contributing to the planning, and inspection, of local authorities’ children’s services in the region.

See the direct reports for Head of Children’s Health and Wellbeing below:

Structure Chart for Children's Health and Wellbeing

Janet’s direct reports are:

  • Kath Drescher: Service Manager – Adopt South West
  • Emmy Tomsett: Senior Manager – Quality Assurance and Safeguarding
  • Rupa Parmar: Head of Children’s Commissioning (Interim)
  • Kate Stephens: Head of Public Health Nursing
  • Vacancy: Interim Senior Manager – County Wide Provider Services
  • Adam Catlow: Children’s MI Manager
  • Dylan Todd: Senior Programme Manager – Children’s Project Change Team
  • Helen Bowkett: Manager Atkinson Secure Children’s Home

Please note that due to the implementation of a new HR system the links to structure charts are not currently available. We are working on a new process in order to be able to provide this information again.