Anthony Douglas CBE


 

 

Anthony Douglas was Vice Chair of BAAF for three years before succeeding Sir Edward Cazalet as Chair in 2003. He brings to the role a considerable personal and professional experience. As an adoptee, he understands the issues for children and families in family placements.

Anthony Douglas has been Chief Executive of Cafcass, the specialist national agency representing children and families in family courts throughout England, since 2004. Cafcass supports over 100,000 children in public and private law cases every year.  Prior to this he was Director of Social Services in the London Borough of Havering, where he was also Director of Housing, Leisure, Libraries and Neighbourhood Services, and in Suffolk, where he was Director of Social Care and Health Services.  He was an economist and then a journalist prior to becoming a social worker. He has written three books on UK social care and is now writing a fourth on social care partnerships.  He has been a school governor and a government adviser on specific programmes. He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of East Anglia and Chair of the British Association for Adoption and Fostering (BAAF). Anthony was awarded a CBE in 2008, for services to family justice and adoption.

Anthony is married with two grown-up daughters, and lives in Suffolk and London.

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