Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas is to step down from his role next year.
Douglas has been the Cafcass chief since 2004. Throughout his time at the family court advisory service, the organisation has gone through a continuous journey of improvement, during which the organisation was deemed inadequate in 2009, but crowned ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted almost 10 years later.
Upon the publication of Ofsted’s latest report on the service, Douglas said Cafcass had reframed most of what it did “in terms of impact upon children”.
Cafcass has also been consistently praised for its innovative use of data and technology.
Douglas said: ““My job at Cafcass has been a privilege and our task now, after achieving ‘outstanding’ in our recent Ofsted inspection, is to take our service to children to the next level.
“I will continue to give my all until my last day and look forward to helping our next CEO get up and running when the time comes.”
He will step down in March 2019.