Andrew Carter

Corporate Director of Children's Services, Lambeth Council

Andrew joined Lambeth Council as Corporate Director of Children’s Services in November 2022. Before this, Andrew was Executive Director of Community and Children’s Services for the City of London Corporation. Here, he was also responsible for community safety, libraries, homelessness and rough sleeping, public health and registration services. Under Andrew’s leadership, the City of London Corporation’s children’s social care services were judged as outstanding by Ofsted in 2020.

Previous roles for Andrew have included Assistant Director for Children’s Social Care for Thurrock Council in Essex, and for a time as both Interim Director of Children’s Services for the London Borough of Hackney and Director of Children’s Services at the City of London.

Andrew has demonstrated a strong commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) throughout his career. This has included chairing the City of London Corporation’s EDI Board. Andrew is currently the Chair of the CoramBAAF adoption and fostering academy’s Board of Directors and Vice Chair for the Association of London Directors of Children’s Services.