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Kate joined Grandparents Plus in March 2017.  Before joining Grandparents Plus, Kate was Director of Programmes  at Mentor UK, where she developed and led programmes on drug and alcohol prevention for young people, including work with kinship families.  Previously Kate had senior programmes roles at Save the Children UK, where she worked for 11 years, focusing on international humanitarian response, particularly child protection.  Kate also has a strong background in partnership development and collaboration, fundraising, sales and marketing. Kate started off her career in the corporate sector in educational publishing and has also worked for Cancer Research UK and the European Parliament in Brussels. She has two young children whose grandparents play a key role in their lives.