This week marks another step forward in the development of the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care, with the announcement of Sir Alan Wood as the founding chair.
The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care is a new initiative that aims to ensure the best possible evidence and research is used to inform developments in social care practice.
Sir Alan will bring over 40 years of experience in children’s social care at a local and national level to the role, as he oversees the Centre’s progress to full independence.
Sir Alan joins other founding members of the board, including:
- Kersten England, Chief Executive, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Nesta Trustee
- Sally Hodges, Director of Children’s Services and Skills, Solihull Metropolitan District Council
- Isabelle Trowler, Chief Social Worker for England (Children & Families), Department for Education
A vlog by Sir Alan, as well as a blog by a young person involved in his recruitment, are available on the Centres new website at: https://whatworks-csc.org.uk/whats-new
Keep up with the Centre’s latest news via their Twitter account: @WhatWorksCSC