Douglas to head up guardians’ body

    Anthony Douglas, social services director at Suffolk Council, has
    been appointed chief executive of the Children and Family Court
    Advisory and Support Service.

    Douglas, who takes up the post from 1 September, has worked in
    social services for 28 years. An adoptee himself, he was a former
    spokesperson on adoption for the Association of Directors of Social
    Services and is chair of Baaf Adoption and Fostering. He takes over
    from Jonathan Tross, who has spent two years at the helm.

    The appointment was welcomed by Alison Paddle, chair of guardian’s
    organisation Nagalro. She said Douglas had a great depth of
    understanding of child care issues. Harry Fletcher, assistant
    general secretary of the National Association of Probation
    Officers, said his social work experience was a plus.

    “Jonathan TrossÉ didn’t have experience of working with
    children at risk. Now hopefully we’ve got someone who has that, and
    managerial experience as well,” Fletcher said.

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