Motion for Kids appoints Nationwide Director for Scotland

A SCOTS charity has introduced a brand new Nationwide Director who might be liable for their present companies throughout native authorities.

Fiona Metal was named by Motion for Kids new Nationwide Director for Scotland and can look into intervening towards youngster prison exploitation and fostering in her function.

She takes over from the earlier Scotland nationwide director, Paul Carberry, who turned CEO of the charity earlier this 12 months.

Fiona Metal joined Motion for Kids in 1997 and has steadily moved as much as turn into Nationwide Director for Scotland

Talking on her appointment, Fiona Metal mentioned: “All through my life I’ve been captivated with making a optimistic impression on the lives of kids and households.

“That is mirrored in Motion for Kids’s values and a shared imaginative and prescient which has saved me dedicated to the charity for nearly three many years.

“It’s an actual privilege to be appointed Nationwide Director, and it’s my focus to make sure we proceed to construct on the optimistic impression of our broad work, which is delivered by highly-qualified and devoted colleagues.

“My group and I’ll work with kids and households, who in spite of everything are the specialists, to ship the modern options, help, care and love they want and wish.”

Fiona’s priorities will embody working with third sector companions and native authorities to maintain The Promise and guarantee kids and younger individuals are central to determination making.

The Promise consists of a collection of suggestions made to ship on conclusions of the Scottish Impartial Care Evaluate.

The incoming Nationwide Director additionally plans to advocate for nationwide and native authorities to do extra to fund and recognise the care sector workforce as invaluable within the face of a recruitment disaster. 

Motion for Kids’s Chef Government Paul Carberry mentioned: “Having labored with Fiona, I do know firsthand the excessive esteem she’s held in not solely by Motion for Kids employees and the individuals we take care of and help, but in addition by the broader sector. 

“Fiona’s appointment additionally highlights the development employees at Motion for Kids can and do work in direction of.

“It’s a shining instance to our younger workforce that we as an organisation present help to develop, be taught and advance.

“I look ahead to the good achievements Fiona will I’m sure convey to the younger individuals and households of Scotland.”

Fiona, who began her profession as a social employee, joined the charity in 1997 as a Senior Practitioner throughout the charity’s fostering arm.

She held a broad vary of positions all through the organisation and joined the Senior management group in 2008.

Afterwards, she was appointed Deputy Director of Kids’s Providers in April 2020. From February this 12 months Fiona had been the Appearing Nationwide Director.

Inside that function, she was instrumental in Motion for Kids’s potential to achieve and help hundreds of weak kids, younger individuals and households through the pandemic.

Motion for Kids Scotland is a charity that works with greater than 25,000 kids. It has 850 members of employees throughout 90 companies.

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