GSCC Make New Member Appointments

Michael Leadbetter and David Prince have been appointed as new members to the General Social Care Council (GSCC). Mr Michael Leadbetter is a former Director of Social Services, a consultant in Children’s and Adult Care Services and has been  Chair of the Children’s Workforce Development Council (CWDC) since April 2007.

CWDC is one of GSCC’s key partners, working to  improve the lives of children, young people, their families and carers by ensuring that all people working with them have the best possible training, qualifications, support and advice.

Mr David Prince has been the Chief Executive and Accounting Officer for the Standards Board for England since April 2004. The Board is a non-departmental public body that promotes the Nolan principles of high standards of ethical conduct by the 100,000 elected councilors in all tiers of local government and similar bodies. It also investigates breaches of the statutory code of conduct.

GSCC Chair, Sir Rodney Brooke said: “We have gained two incredible assets to the GSCC and I am delighted Michael and David will be working with us. They bring a wealth of experience to the GSCC and their input and knowledge is highly valued by the organisation.”

Sir Rodney Brooke also expressed thanks and bid farewell to Council members “who have been excellent contributors to the GSCC over their time with us; Ms Helen Baker, Dr Malcolm Clarke, Ms Ann James CBE and Mr Arthur Keefe.”

The appointments of the new members will take effect on 1 September 2007 and have been made in accordance with the Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments (OCPA) Code of Practice. The remuneration for these Council appointments is £7,500 per annum.  

The next Council meeting will take place on 25 September 2007 at Goldings House.