Four key appointments made

Four key appointments have been announced to bodies designed to
change the face of social care.

Carole Wilkinson, currently director of social work and housing
at Falkirk Council and president of the Association of Directors of
Social Work, is to become chief executive of the Scottish Social
Services Council. The council’s convenor will be Morag
Alexander, currently chair of the Early Years Advisory Group of
Children in Scotland and a board member of Turning Point

Jacquie Roberts, currently director of social work for Dundee
Council, is to be the chief executive of the Scottish Commission on
the Regulation of Care, while the convenor will be Mary Hartnoll,
formerly director of social work for Glasgow Council and previously
Strathclyde Regional Council.

Malcolm Chisholm, deputy minister for community care, was keen
to point out that four women had been appointed to such influential
posts. He said: “Together, the individuals appointed today will
lead the drive to systematically improve the protection of older
people, children and vulnerable adults in Scotland, ensuring that
the care they receive is delivered to nationally agreed



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