Meet the team and contact us

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David Reece
Voice and Influence Service Participation Officer

Phone: 020 8496 6874
Mobile: 07891 957 365
Email: david.reece@walthamforest.gov.uk

The focus of my role is to work directly with young people in care (under 18s) to understand their experience of the care system. As part of my role I manage our Under12s participation group & our 12-17 group the Children in Care Council. I also manage our young person-led training group who deliver the In My Shoes training to staff. I am also responsible for the recruitment of new young people into the groups!

Fun fact: I love me a bit of DIY and have built a range of furniture like tables and chairs!

Toye Oloyede
Leaving Care Champion

Mobile: 079 1877 1077
Email: Toye.oloyede@walthamforest.gov.uk

The focus of my role is to work directly with our population of care leavers (18-25) to understand their experience of the Leaving Care Service. As part of that I manage our Care Champions participation group. I co-ordinate our care-leavers led training of staff and am responsible for the recruitment of new care leavers into these groups. I also work with the Leaving Care Service to organise a range of activities & workshops for care leavers to access over the course of the year.

Fun Fact: I create 360* virtual tours of buildings & supercars in my spare time.

You can also contact the detail via our service email account

Email: voiceandinfluence@walthamforest.gov.uk

Please note our office hours are normally Monday to Friday 9-5pm

If you contact us, we’ll get back to you within 3-5 working days

Got something to say? We want to hear from you!

You can:

  • Tell us about your care services
  • Give us your ideas for improving services
  • Ask us a question about what we do
  • Tell us you’re interested in joining the Children in Care Council or Care Champions

Or anything else you’d like to tell us about your care.

We’ll get back to you within 3-5 working days