Responding to Sir David Behan’s announcement that he is stepping down from the Care Quality Commission in the Summer, Glen Garrod, Vice President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, said:

“We congratulate Sir David on a remarkable career in health and social care, which has spanned more than forty years and had a huge impact on ensuring social services provide quality care to adults with disabilities and older people.

“Sir David’s focus on the quality of services across health and social care reflects a lifelong passion to champion the needs of older and disabled people – as a former Director of Adult Social Services himself, and a former President of our organisation, he has seen first-hand the difference quality care can make in transforming the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens, and we applaud his determination and dedication to ensuring that brilliant care is available to everyone who needs it.

“We wish him all the best in his retirement and thank him on behalf of our sector for his service.”