FORA.tv Speaker - David Holmes
David has senior management experience in children's services in the voluntary sector, local government and central government. He joined the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF) as Chief Executive in early 2006 from the London Borough of Haringey where he was Deputy Director of Children's Services. Previously David had directed the child protection, adoption and children's trusts divisions in the Department of Health and then the looked after children division in the Department for Education and Skills. David has worked on a wide range of recent child care legislation including the Care Standards Act 2000, and the Adoption and Children Act 2002 and key national initiatives for children including Quality Protects, Choice Protects, Every Child Matters and Care Matters.
David was a member of the Care Matters Working Group on the Future of the Care Population and is currently an Adviser to the LGA on children's services.
David began his career as a solicitor in private practice and then worked for several years in NHS management.
11.02.08 | 01:21:16 min
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