Lifetime Achievement Award for Caroline Davis, CEO of Families for Children

The National Adoption Week Awards recognise and celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in England.

On Tuesday 17 October, First4Adoption hosted the annual National Adoption Week Awards at the Foundling Museum, London to celebrate good practice and exceptional achievement among those working or involved in adoption in the UK.

We are pleased to announce that Caroline Davis, OBE, Chief Executive  of Families for Children was awarded the Gareth Marr Lifetime Achievement Award for her services to Children and Adoption Services.

Caroline has worked in children’s services for 40 years. She has spent the last 25 years as the CEO of one of the UK’s most successful Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Families for Children. She works tirelessly with other professional bodies and agencies including the CVAA and has played a pivotal role in the development of the new Regional Adoption Agencies. In 2014 she was awarded an OBE for her service to children and families in the south-west.

A colleague describes her :

‘She is passionate in her work and more importantly about people. She has a very special gift in helping people to believe in themselves and to develop their strengths. She has a huge heart, endless patience, and boundless compassion. I have met no other Manager in my 40-year career who is so supportive of her staff and those around her. She is a creative thinker, a problem solver and has endless energy. She relates with equal care and attention to detail, with people of all ages, culture and ethnicity’.

Big congratulations to Caroline!