The UK’s largest specialist fostering and adoption charity TACT (The Adolescent and Children’s Trust) has appointed a new CEO, Andy Elvin. Andy will start in his post on Monday 15 September.
Andy arrives at TACT having previously been the CEO of Children and Families Across Borders (CFAB) since 2009. At CFAB Andy increased their local authority business and income by over 300 per cent and established CFAB as the acknowledged expert in cross border child protection and child welfare cases. He sat on a number of working groups set up by the Department for Education and the Home Office covering issues such as child detention in immigration, child trafficking and child abuse.
A social worker by background, Andy has worked at a number of local authorities, where he gained extensive experience working with looked after children, including those placed for adoption. Andy is also a founding board member of Frontline Social Work, which is dedicated to recruiting and developing leaders in social work.
TACT CEO Andy Elvin said:
“I am delighted to be given this opportunity to lead an organisation with such a track record of helping children in care achieve their ambitions. Despite an ongoing challenging external environment, I’m confident TACT will continue to identify new opportunities to extend our fostering and adoption services, benefiting even more children in care. With a general election in 2015, we will also be pushing forward our campaigning agenda, placing particular focus on improving outcomes for children entering care as adolescents.”
Geoff Knox, TACT’s Chair of Trustees said:
“Andy brings a wealth of experience in the social work field, business strategy and customer development. The trustees look forward to TACT beginning the next stage of its development under the leadership of Andy and the senior management team. Andy will be joining a highly committed group of staff and foster carers, dedicated to bringing positive change to children in care across the UK.”
Read Andy Elvin’s full profile
For more information, please contact: TACT’s Executive Director of Policy, Communications and Fundraising Gareth Crossman on 07793 580 418 or 07976 389 925 or at email@example.com
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