National Children's Bureau

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"NCB was founded in 1963, as the National Bureau for Cooperation in Child Care, reflecting the growing social concern over the treatment of neglected children and the realisation of the importance of preventative work. Improving the education and training of childcare staff, anxiety over adoption and fostering procedures, and concerns over child health and education, were also contributing factors to the creation of the organisation.

"Our founder members were 111 local authorities from England, Scotland and Wales, 83 voluntary and professional organisations and 37 individual supporters. Funding was received from several charitable trusts including the Leverhulme Trust, the Carnegie UK Trust and the Buttle Trust, the London County Council and 12 of the larger voluntary societies."[1]

Its Chief Executive (since 2011) is Dr Hilary Emery. Her predecessor was Paul Ennals, who had been NCB's Chief Executive since 1998. Elaine Simpson was appointed chair of NCB in September 2012, in succession to Dame Gillian Pugh. Baroness Shireen Ritchie, who died in April 2012, had been President of NCB since November 2010. wiki

Trustees and Honorary Officers'

Accessed October 2013: [2]

Honorary Officers




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  1. National Children's Bureau History, organizational web page, accessed October 10, 2013.
  2. National Children's Bureau Trustees and Honorary Officers', organizational web page, accessed October 10, 2013.