Longest serving director retires

The longest serving director of social work is moving on from local government, it was announced today.

Sandy Cameron, South Lanarkshire Council’s executive director of social work, is retiring from local government and has been appointed as the new chair of the Parole Board for Scotland.

Justice minister Cathy Jamieson said: “Professor Cameron brings an extensive knowledge and practical experience of the Scottish criminal justice system to the Board.

“He will be able to draw on his experience of risk assessment and management of offenders and the ability to balance rights, against the need for public protection,” she added.

Cameron has been a social work director for 18 years, firstly at Borders Region and then in South Lanarkshire. He is a past president of the Association of Directors of Social Work.

His new post is part-time and begins on 1 January and he will retire from council duties in March 2006. In the meantime he will be released by the council to undertake Parole Board duties as necessary until March.


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