Meet the Emergency Essentials Team

As part of our delivery of the BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme, which supports families living in severe financial, health and social difficulties, our dedicated partnership managers support the recruitment, development and management of a network of professional referrers across the country.

If you are part of an organisation that supports families of young people and are capable of assessing their needs you can complete an application to become a registered referrer.

Approved referrers can complete applications via our webpage.


For any queries, or to talk to one of our team, please call 01904 550011 or email emergencyessentials@familyfundservices.co.uk

Paul McAfee

BBC Children in Need Partnership Manager

Laura Cope

BBC Children in Need Partnership Manager

Gemma Walker

BBC Children in Need Partnership Manager