Ruth Brown

Role within the CYP Alliance

My name is Ruth, I’m CEO of Sheffield Children’s and sponsor for the CYP Alliance. I help to ensure the work of the CYP Alliance is prominent in South Yorkshire, I have lots of conversations with people to advocate for the work we do and help to unblock things if needed.

Why does it matter?

We have to work together to create a brilliant world for all children and young people. I’m so proud of all we have achieved so far but we have a long way to go to improve inequalities that exist and I’m passionate about doing that.

My impact

I’m proud that we have the voice of children and young people and involvement from so many people, from different sectors, involved in the work of the CYP Alliance.

Something a bit different…

I’m the youngest of six and have a twin. We have a wonderful family which is very precious to me.

Where can you get help?

If you think your child is having trouble with communicating and talking to you, discuss your concerns with a professional such as a health visitor, GP, nursery/school teacher who can provide advice and consider whether they may require a referral to a speech and language therapist or GP.