David Behan CBE appointed new Chief Executive of CQC

David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, has announced his departure to take up the role of Chief Executive at the Care Quality Commission.

David joined the Department in 2006.  For the last six years, he has made a major contribution to the work of the Department as a member of the Departmental Board and the NHS Management Board.  He has led on work to reform adult social care, and has worked closely with local government to deliver the system reforms set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2011.

In his previous role, he was the first Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection.  Before that, David held a number of leadership and senior roles in the social care and health sector, building on the frontline experience he gained at the start of his career in 1978.  His contribution to social care was recognised in 2004 by a CBE for services to social care.

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2 Responses to David Behan CBE appointed new Chief Executive of CQC

  1. Lola Oseni says:

    Dear Mr Behan, I don’t know if I have come to the right person, but I need a contact person that I can talk to about my discontent with the Fostering Regulation 2011 requirement for an IRM (Independent Review Machanism) option for foster carers and the cost implications for service providers irrespective of outcome of the review. This is not a fair Law and whilst I do agree that there should be support to prospective adopters and foster carers, the law needs to be fair and balanced otherwise, there is a direct impact on the duty on the service providers to make decisions that will ensure safety of vulnerable children requiring alternative care.

    I will greatly appreciate a response from you or a signpost to where I can have this discussion.
    Many thanks

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