Agency Decision Maker, Non-executive Director
Chris has been involved professionally in child care for so long now that he sometimes forgets that he ever did anything else! However, he has, including being a musician and working in the advertising industry but that was all a long time ago. As far as his child care career goes he spent a lot of years in residential settings, qualified at Ruskin College, Oxford and subsequently worked in both local authorities and the voluntary sector in other roles. Chris has had a lot of involvement with foster care over the years, including fostering himself some years ago.
Chris’s role for Flying Colours as Agency Decision Maker is one that is required by regulation. As a non-executive director he is not involved in the day to day operational work of the organisation but he is required to review all the evidence and reports available to the Fostering Panel when they make their recommendations in respect of Annual Home Reviews of foster carers or the approval of newly recruited foster carers. Chris will then decide whether to approve panel’s recommendations, so he is quite an important person!
What work does Chris do when he’s not retiring? His eleven grandchildren keep him busy. He likes eating and cooking good food and he drinks probably more good wine with it than he should. He is an ageing rocker and still regularly enjoys going to gigs with friends or watching motorcycle racing.