Children's Services Finance Advisory Network

Welcome to the Children's Services Finance Advisory Network – advising subscribers on best practice, legislation and professional issues in children's services.

CSFAN  run by advisor Sandra Beard  works directly with central government and other public sector bodies, to keep you at the forefront of the crucial issues affecting local government decisions on children's services. 

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Meet your advisor

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Sandra Beard, FAN Advisor

Sandra is a qualified accountant, and has 15 years’ experience in local government working at Warwickshire County Council, initially as a Principal Accountant within Adult Social Care and then as the Capital Accountant within Corporate. She joined the CIPFA Fan Advisory Network as a FAN Advisor in 2017 providing advice and support to practitioners across the Public Sector. E: sandra.beard@cipfa.org, T: 02476 591922.

Network essentials

A comprehensive directory of Introduction to... workshops for local government practitioners, our essentials modules are offered through CIPFA's various advisory networks and are therefore available at many locations and dates throughout the year.

List of Introduction to... courses  

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