The Department for Education & Skills has appointed Naomi Eisenstadt as chief adviser on children’s services.
Eisenstadt, who is currently director of the Sure Start, Extended Schools and Families Group, will play a key part in the Every Child Matters programme and will be responsible for improving the quality of policy and practice. She takes up her new role on 1 February.
She will work closely with Sheila Shribman, the national clinical director for children, and Sue Hackman the newly-appointed chief adviser on school standards.
Education secretary Ruth Kelly said: “I am delighted that Naomi Eisenstadt is taking up this important appointment. Her expertise will now be applied to the whole Every Child Matters agenda. This is good for the programme and good for children and families.”