New Cafcass Chief Executive announced

The new Cafcass Chief Executive, to take over from Antony Douglas, has been announced. Jacky Tiotto will be taking up her post in Autumn 2019. Jacky will be joining Cafcass from the London Borough of Bexley, where she is currently Director of Children’s Services.

Prior to her role at Bexley, Jacky was the Director of Social Care inspection development at Ofsted. She has also held senior professional roles, including as Head of the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit, Lead Professional Adviser to Professor Eileen Munro, and as the Lead Official to Lord Laming’s Review of Child Protection in England.

Commenting on her new role, Jacky said: “Being offered the opportunity to lead Cafcass as their new Chief Executive is a complete privilege. I will take great care to do it well so that the lives and futures of children, young people, families and carers continue to be the greatest priority for all of us working to support them. The protection of children, the needs and experiences of families and the responsibilities of the State in this regard are issues of huge importance to our society and for me personally. Cafcass negotiates these issues on behalf of children within the family courts on a daily basis. The demand and complexity of the work cannot be underestimated and I am delighted to be able to lead the organisation and to learn from its work as we continue to give a loud and authentic voice to the children who need and deserve our help.”

Julie Brown will continue to be Cafcass’ Interim Chief Executive until Jacky joins.

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