ADASS welcomes Care Quality Commission appointment

Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Date: Friday 8th June 2012
Embargo: Immediate

Directors of adult social services have welcomed todays announcement that David Behan, currently Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, is to become the new Chief Executive for the Care Quality Commission.

ADASS President Sarah Pickup said: "David has made a substantial contribution to social care throughout his earlier career, as social worker, social care manager and director of social services. He was also a distinguished President of this Association, and a highly respected Chief Inspector with the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

"Everyone in ADASS wishes him well in what will be a demanding job in taking the Care Quality Commission forward into a new and challenging social care and health environment."