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Home for Good founder named as Chair of Adoption Leadership Board

Dr Krish Kandiah, founder of adoption charity Home for Good, has been named as the chair of the government’s Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board.

15/12/20

Home for Good founder named as Chair of Adoption Leadership Board

Dr Krish Kandiah has been named as the new chair of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board, replacing Andrew Christie who has been in-post since 2016.

Krish Kandiah, an adoptive parent himself, accepted the offer from Children’s Minister, Vicky Ford, and will assume his position on the board next year.

“It is a rollercoaster of emotions when a fostered child moves on to their permanent home - alongside the incredible excitement for their future there is always a sense of loss,” Krish said, adding: “I feel something similar now as I say goodbye to Home for Good and move on to this new role which is a tremendous privilege.

“Yet there's a sadness in leaving the charity I have helped to nurture over eight years.”

The Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board is a national board that has been jointly developed by the Department for Education and the local authority and voluntary adoption sectors. It plays a vital role in decision-making and driving improvements in adoption and special guardianship services in England, to ensure that all children and families are given the support they need to thrive.

Due to the remit and integral position of the board, Krish will step back from his role at Home for Good at the end of this year to ensure there is no conflict of interest.

Commenting on his departure from the charity, Krish said: "I have every confidence in the brilliant Home for Good team and leave the vision in great hands. I am excited to see all that will be achieved for children in the years ahead through this amazing charity."

Tania Bright, CEO of Home for Good, congratulated her predecessor on his appointment, saying “Krish is the ideal person to take up this position and we at Home for Good will be cheering him on at every step.

“I am deeply grateful for everything Krish has invested in Home for Good over the years – we will miss him. I am so excited to be building on those foundations and leading us forward in the years to come.”

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