The British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF) has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive. Srabani Sen will move from her role as CEO at Contact a Family effective 02 December 2013.
Sen brings with her more than 20 years of experience in the voluntary sector, and will now lead BAAF, the UK’s leading adoption and fostering charity dedicated to improving the lives of children, adoptive parents and foster carers.
Sen said of her appointment: “BAAF is an organisation which combines great passion and expertise in working for children in need of adoption and foster care. Throughout its 30 year history, BAAF has been at the forefront of driving better outcomes for children in care and I'm thrilled to be taking up the role of CEO. I have a huge admiration for BAAF’s achievements providing services for some of the UK’s most vulnerable children and young people, and look forward to working with all the staff, trustees and members to build on the organisation’s successes of recent years.
“Despite progress made to improve adoption and fostering there is still much more to do and I am very much looking forward to taking BAAF from strength to strength.”
Anthony Douglas, BAAF Chair, added: “Srabani is already an outstanding Chief Executive and she will help BAAF continue its programmes of innovation based on the best professional principles, and to tackle the challenges for vulnerable children and families over the next few years.
“I am convinced Srabani will take us to another level and I’m delighted she is joining us.”
BAAF’s work is about helping children find the right families for them, through initiatives such as organising and running Adoption Activity Days, the training of social workers in line with best practice, and providing advice and support for those affected by issues surrounding adoption and fostering.
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