Meet the team

Sarah Darton CEO Family Links
Sarah Darton


Worked in the NHS for 30 years as a health visitor, child protection nurse and manager of a Sure Start Children’s Centre. Joined Family Links as Director of Programmes in 2009 and has been CEO since January 2018.

Anne Tester Finance Director Family Links
Anne Tester

Finance Director

Anne qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998, and was responsible for the finances of a variety of organisations before joining Family Links in 2010.

Sally Alden Director of Funding and External Relations, Family Links
Sally Alden

Director of Funding & External Relations

Trained in Decorative Arts at the V&A Museum before leaving to work for Leslie Scott Associates. Worked for the Family Nurturing Network as a fundraiser before joining Family Links in 2009.

Our Consultants

Arifa Naeem, Islamic Values Consultant, Family Links
Arifa Naeem

Islamic Values Consultant

Our Trainers

We have a team of around 30 trainers based throughout the UK, who deliver our training. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds with many specialist areas of expertise.