Jessica Cocks is a social worker and researcher in child and family practice. Her current role is practice lead for children and families at Life Without Barriers. Jessica is also co-founder of Family Inclusion Strategies in the Hunter, a parent and family led organisation based in Newcastle, NSW. In 2016 Jessica was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to explore family inclusive initiatives in child protection and out-of-home care in Norway, Canada, the USA and the UK. Jessica’s research and practice interests include conceptualising, building and implementing family inclusive practice initiatives in the interests of children, including peer parent and family advocacy, relational permanence for children and parent and family leadership.