Dorset Council appoints new lead for children’s social care

ALISON Montgomery has been appointed as Dorset Council’s new corporate director for care and protection.

Alison (pictured left) is currently the head of strengthening families at the City of Wolverhampton Council. She has more than 17 years of experience in working with children and families, as well as 11 years of experience in working for the police.

Alison has worked in local authorities in England and Scotland and has also spent time with Children and Family Court Support and Advisory Service.

Married with a 17-year-old son, Alison currently lives in Derbyshire.

She said: “This is a really exciting opportunity for me. It’s great to be joining the new Dorset Council at a time when they’re transforming the way they work to provide the best possible support for families.

“I’m looking forward to moving to Dorset and making sure the needs of children and young people are at the heart of what the council does.”

Dorset Council’s Staffing Committee finalised the appointment this week and Alison will join the council in spring 2020.

The council’s executive director for people – children, Sarah Parker, said: “I’m delighted that Alison will be joining the team here in Dorset. We’re working hard to improve the lives of children and families, so it’ll be great to have Alison share her knowledge and expertise with us.”

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