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Alan Burnell’s retirement

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After 21 years at the helm of Family Futures, our co-founder and co-director, Alan Burnell, will be retiring in September 2019

Family Futures would like to announce that Alan Burnell will be retiring in September 2019. As a founder member and co-director of Family Futures, Alan has dedicated his career to improving the lives of adopted and fostered children and their families.

After leaving university, Alan worked in social services, was a founder member of the Post Adoption Centre and went on to be its Director. In 1998, in collaboration with Jay Vaughan and Christine Gordon, Alan set up Family Futures as a pioneering, bespoke therapy service for the contemporary adoptive family. Over the past 21 years, Family Futures has evolved and grown to be the outstanding and renowned centre of excellence it is today.

Alan will be succeeded by Jay Vaughan, who will become CEO and Registered Manager of Family Futures in September 2019. This transition has been five years in the planning to ensure as seamless a transition as possible. Alan will continue to be involved with the work of Family Futures as a non executive director.

If you would like to send a message to Alan on his retirement, please email us here.

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