Who is on the Review?
Baroness Cumberlege CBE DL
Julia Cumberlege comes from a medical
family and after a period in Local Government, she
was appointed to chair the Brighton Health Authority
and subsequently the South West Thames Regional
Health Authority. In 1992 Julia was appointed a
Junior Health Minister and for five years covered
all health and social services matters in the House
of Lords. She was also the Sponsor Minister for
the city of Plymouth responsible for regeneration
and a budget of £45 million per year.
Julia has been commissioned by
two Governments to produce two national reports.
The first Neighbourhood Nursing – a Focus
for Care championed, among other things, nurse prescribing.
A national scheme to enable nurses to prescribe
is currently being rolled out. The second Changing
Childbirth has had a fundamental effect on the way
maternity services are organised and delivered.
In 2004 at the invitation of the
Royal College of Physicians, Julia chaired a working
party to study Medical Professionalism. The report
“Doctors in Society” was published in
From 2000 until July 2006 Julia
has chaired St George’s, University of London,
a medical school in South West London. In June 2006
Julia was awarded an honorary degree from London
Julia is a Trustee of Cancer Research
UK, Leeds Castle in Kent and Chailey Heritage School.
She is a Senior Associate of the King’s Fund,
and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
and the Royal College of General Practitioners.
Julia is a co-Chair of the Associate
Parliamentary Health Group, and the All Party Parliamentary
Osteoporosis Group and secretary of the Dying Well
Parliamentary Group. She served on the select committee
reviewing the Draft Mental Health Bill and the select
committee examining the issues surrounding Stem
Cell Research and Cloning.
She is involved in a number of
charities and is Patron of the National Childbirth
Trust, Julia is also a Vice President of the Royal
College of Nursing and the Royal College of Midwives.
Elizabeth Butler-Sloss was called
to the Bar in 1955. She was appointed a Registrar,
Principal Registry Family Division in 1970 and subsequently
a High Court Judge, Family Division (1979-1988)
and then to the Court of Appeal (1988–1999).
From 1999 until her retirement in 2005 Elizabeth
was President of the Family Division.
In 1987/88 Elizabeth chaired the
Cleveland Child Abuse Inquiry and was chairman of
the Security Commission between 1994 and 2005. She
has been the Chancellor of the University of the
West of England since1993 and holds a number of
Honoury Fellowships including St Hilda’s College,
Oxford, King's College, London, the Royal College
of Physicians, the Royal College of Psychiatrists
and the Royal College of Paediatrics & Child
Health. She has chaired the advisory council, St
Paul’s Cathedral since 2001 and is a governor
of Merchant Taylors School.
Dr Valerie Brasse (secretary/adviser)
Valerie Brasse has just completed
nearly twenty years as a civil servant in the Department
of Health. After a brief spell as a financial journalist
and business school academic she joined the Department
in 1987 as an economic adviser, becoming a policy
administrator in 1990. She has since led policy
development in a number of key areas concerned with
children’s social care and child protection,
including implementing parts of the Children Act
1989, taking the policy lead for children in residential
and foster care and contributing to the Government’s
agenda on domestic violence. She managed the secretariat
for the independent Support Force for Children in
Residential Care set up in the wake of Lord Norman
Warner’s report Choosing with Care, a national
inquiry into the selection, development and management
of staff in children’s homes.
More recently she was seconded
to act as social care adviser to the Victoria Climbie
child abuse inquiry, chaired by Lord Laming. The
report of the Inquiry, published in 2003, heralded
the government’s Every Child Matters programme
and led to the introduction of the Children Act
2004. She subsequently moved to the Department of
Health’s transition team set up to establish
the new independent Healthcare Commission.
Ms Rose Anderson (Administrative Support)
Rose is a Registered Nurse, with,
amongst other qualifications, a higher degree in
management. Rose retired from the NHS in 2005 after
36years of service. Her most recent appointment
was as Head of Clinical Governance in a large Acute
Hospital Trust. Since retiring Rose has undertaken
some management consultancy work; she is a School
Governor and is a Trustee for a charity supporting
health care in the North West Province of Pakistan,
an area badly affected by the earthquake in 2005.
Rose is also one of two part time Protection Officers
in the Lancaster Diocese.
Mr Arman Alan Ali (press officer)
Alan is an award-winning freelance
public relations practitioner. He has extensive
experience in the voluntary and public sectors.
His list of clients includes the London Bombings
Relief Charitable Fund; the Employers’ Organisation
for local government; the national drugs and alcohol
rehabilitation charity, Addaction; half a dozen
London boroughs; the Black Training and Enterprise
Group, the London Housing Unit; the National Black
Members’ Committee of the public sector union
Unison; the Greater London Authority; and the Housing
Action Centre, North Kensington.
Rt Rev Richard Yeo
Abbot Richard Yeo was Abbot of
Downside from 1998 to 2006 and has been Abbot President
of the English Benedictine Congregation since 2001
He has been a monk of Downside
Abbey in Somerset since 1970. He was Secretary to
the Abbot Primate of the Benedictine Confederation
from 1980 to 1986, and worked for the Holy See as
an official at the Congregation for Institutes of
Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
from 1993-1998. He is a canon lawyer, and has specialized
in the Church’s law relating to religious
life, in particular that relating to contemplative
and monastic institutes. He has also been involved
in parish work and in school governance.
Sister Bernie Porter RSJ (until
30th November 2006)
Sister Bernie Porter is a member
of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which she entered
in 1973. She has since held a wide variety of posts
within the educational context. For the first ten
years of her professional life she taught in schools,
including Woldingham and Fenham Sacred Heart Schools,
a London comprehensive and Kalungu Girls School
in Masaka, Uganda. Upon making final vows in 1983,
she went to teach in the Education Faculty at Roehampton,
being appointed as Principal of Digby Stuart College
in 1989. In that position she became increasingly
involved in the project to create Roehampton as
a University in its own right, becoming pro-Rector
in 1993, Deputy Rector in 1995 and Rector &
Chief Executive in 1999 until her retirement in
Bernie has a wide portfolio of
trusteeships within Education, as well as responsibilities
within her congregation. She is Chair of Trustees
for regenerate.com in Roehampton, Chair of the Southwark
Education Committee, Vice-Chair of Wimbledon School
of Art Governing Body, Patron of the College of
Teachers, Member of the Neuro-Disability Research
Trust, and ecumenical representative on Southwark
Cathedral Council. During 2003-4, she served on
the Schwartz review into University Admissions.
She was appointed CBE in the New Years Honours list
of 2005, for her service to Education.
Sister Raymunda Jordan (from
1st December 2006)
Sister Raymunda Jordan is a member
of The Congregation of Catherine of Siena, Newcastle,
South Africa and currently serves as Vicaress on
The General Council of The Congregation with responsibility
For the first twenty years of her
professional career she worked in the field of education
and was Head Teacher of a Catholic Comprehensive
School in London for eight years. Following further
study and training as a family systems therapist
and facilitator, she worked in social care in America
and West London for ten years. She served as General
Secretary for The Conference of Religious from 2001
to 2004 and was the link person with Contemplative
Communities. She was a member of the COPCA Management
Board and The CoR/COPCA liaison group for the implementation
of the recommendations emerging from the Nolan Report.
She is chairperson of The Holy
Rood Trust for Contemplative communities and a member
of the Board of the Irish Chaplaincy Centre in London.
She currently works as facilitator
for both Anglican and Roman Catholic contemplative
and apostolic Religious.
Rt Rev John Arnold
Bishop John Arnold was ordained
auxiliary bishop in Westminster in 2006.
Having read Law at Oxford he was
called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1976 before
entering the Institute of Charity. During studies
for the priesthood in Rome he transferred to the
Diocese of Westminster and was ordained priest in
1983, completing a doctorate in Canon Law in 1985.
His first appointment was to Westminster Cathedral,
where he became Sub-Administrator in 1989. He was
parish priest in Enfield from 1993, until appointed
Vicar General of the Diocese in 2001. In 2005 he
was appointed the first Moderator of the Curia of
Ms Hannah Miller
Hannah Miller has been the Director
of Social Services for Croydon Council since 1998.
She was previously Director of Social Services at
Islington Council. She is a member of ADSS Executive
Council and Children and Families Committee with
the lead on Child Trafficking and Cultural/Ritual
Abuse. She is also a member of the London Child
Protection Committee and was at the forefront of
the campaign to introduce pan London Child Protection
procedures and planning. She has recently been appointed
to the List 99 Panel by the Secretary of State for
Education and is the independent chair of the Westminster
Diocese Child Protection Commission.
Fr Kieron O’ Brien
Fr Kieron O’ Brien has been
the parish priest in Chichester with the Witterings
since 2000 and has been the child protection co-ordinator
for the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton since
January 2005. He was ordained in 1987 and between
1989 and 1993 was Private Secretary to Bishop Cormac
Murphy O’Connor (Arundel & Brighton Diocese),
press officer and Vocations Director. Between 1993
and 1995 he was a staff member at the Venerable
English College, Rome, while studying for S.T.L.
[laurea in sacred theology] in Ecumenical Theology.
In 1995 he became parish priest in Crawley before
moving to Chichester with the Witterings five years
later. Between 2002 and 2005 he was episcopal vicar
for Mission & Unity.
Mr Terence Grange
Terence Grange was appointed Chief
Constable of the Dyfed-Powys Police in March 2000.
A masters graduate in public services,
Terence joined the Metropolitan Police in 1971 after
a spell in the army serving with the Parachute Brigade.
In February, 1988, with extensive
operational experience in Uniform, Traffic and the
CID branches, he transferred to the Avon and Somerset
Constabulary as a Superintendent and in 1989 was
appointed Head of the force Traffic Department.
He was appointed an Assistant Chief Constable in
1994 and Assistant Chief Constable (Designate) in
He holds the Association of Chief
Police Officers’ Personal Crime Portfolio
on ACPO Crime Committee. As such he has an overview
of Domestic Violence, Harassment, Rape, Homicide,
Combatting Child Abuse on the Internet as well as
having Child Protection and the Management of Sex
Offenders as his own business areas.
Since holding the portfolio he
has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee
on their enquiry into the Police investigations
of Historic Institutional Child Abuse and to the
Victoria Climbie Inquiry.
Rt Rev Declan Lang
Bishop Declan Lang was ordained
a Bishop in Bristol in March 2001, having entered
the priesthood in 1975.
He has served as an assistant
priest at the Cathedral and Chaplain to St Edmund's
Comprehensive School in Portsmouth. He also worked
on the Portsmouth Diocesan Youth Commission, which
he later chaired. In 1983 he was appointed to the
Religious Education Council as Adult Religious Education
Advisor, a position he held until 1990. While doing
this work he was also Parish Priest of Our Lady,
Queen of Apostles, Bishop's Waltham, for four years
and then Parish Priest at Sacred Heart, Bournemouth.
Within the Bishops' Conference
of England and Wales he chairs the committee for
Theology Faith and Culture. He is the Co-Chair of
the Anglican-Roman Catholic Committee (ARC) and
also the Co-Chair for the Committee for Roman Catholic
and United Reformed Church dialogue in England.
He is a member of the Mixed Commission of Bishops
and Major Religious Superiors and is a trustee of
the Pontifical Missionary Societies. Outside of
the Bishops' Conference he is the President of the
Catholic Association which organises the Pilgrimage
to Lourdes on behalf of the Dioceses of Clifton,
East Anglia, Northampton, Portsmouth, Southwark
and Stonyhurst College. He is the current Chairman
of Somerset Churches Together and former Chairman
of Bristol Churches Together.
Mr Bill Kilgallon
Bill Kilgallon was appointed Chief
Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence
in January 2003. Previously he had been Chief Executive
of St Anne’s Shelter & Housing Action
since 1978, an organisation he founded in 1971.
St Anne’s, an organisation employing 850 staff
with services across Yorkshire and the North East,
works with single homeless people, people with learning
disabilities, people with mental health problems
and people with problems related to alcohol and
drug abuse. For his work with St Anne’s Bill
was awarded an OBE in 1992.
He was also chair of the Leeds
Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the largest NHS Trust
in the country. He held that post since the Trust
was established in 1998 and prior to that was chair
of the Leeds Community and Mental Health Services
NHS Trust from 1992. Bill was a member of Leeds
City Council from 1979 to 1992. He chaired the Social
Services, Housing and Environment Committees. He
has served on the management boards of a wide range
of organisations at local, regional and national
level. He has also led independent inquiries including
one into alleged abuse in a local authority children’s
service and one into the management of an NHS hospital
for people with learning disabilities.
He and his wife have been foster carers for more
than 20 years.
Ms Caroline Abrahams
Caroline Abrahams is Strategic
Adviser at NCH where she works with the CEO on organisational
strategy and public policy.
She is currently seconded part
time to the Children’s Directorate in DfES
where she is working with Ministers and senior officials
on developing and communicating policies for children.
Caroline was Director of Public
Policy at NCH between 1997 and early 2006. She was
a part-time seconded adviser to DfES between 2002-5,
where she was closely involved in developing the
Every Child Matters Green Paper, especially the
child protection and social care elements. She was
a member of the Nolan Commission that enquired into
child protection in the Catholic Church of England
She is chair of the End Child Poverty
campaign of the Policy Research Bureau (a UK charity
dedicated to researching children, young people
Mr David Middleton
David Middleton has had a long
and distinguished career in crime prevention, specialising
in the area of treating sex offenders. David currently
works as Head of Sex Offender Strategy and Programmes,
Public Protection & Licensed Release Unit, National
Offender Management Service & National Probation
Directorate at the Home Office in London.
He has written, designed and implemented
the first national Probation Sex Offender Strategy
for England & Wales and a national internet offender
treatment programme. In his current role at the
Home Office, David develops strategy and policy
on the management of convicted sex offenders under
the supervision of the National Probation Service,
including the development of relevant legislation.
David is also the current UK Representative
on Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Sex
Offender Treatment and was appointed by the Secretary
of State for Education to the Independent Expert
Panel for List 99 decisions on misconduct and disqualification
of individuals in the teaching professions.
For 20 years from 1978, David worked
as a probation officer in first the Leicestershire
probation service and then the West Midlands probation
service. He was a founder member of Childsafe Associates,
a training and consultancy service provided by a
consortium of professionals who work in the field
of child protection and sexual abuse. Between 1979
and 1995, he was an elected member of Leicester
City Council, chairing most of the major committees.
David has been awarded the International
Community Justice Award in January 2000, for innovation
and success in reducing offending, awarded for successful
Sex Offender Groupwork Programme.
He is also Honorary Research Fellow
in Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham.