Lucy Butler

Association of Directors of Childrens Services

Lucy Butler is currently Director of Children’s Services for Oxfordshire County Council and has been in post since December 2016. She believes in making Oxfordshire one of the best places for children and young people to have the best start in life. To achieve this with her team, she has embarked on a major transformation programme for children, education and families.

Lucy has more than 20 years’ experience of working for local government. A trained nurse and social worker she has worked in the fields of adult mental health, learning disability and older people. In the last five years she has worked exclusively with children and families.

She is also a trustee for Respond, a small charity offering therapeutic support to children and adults with a learning disability who are victims or perpetrators of sexual abuse.