Chris Waterman – Early Years Chair

Chris has been at the heart of national policy making in children’s services and education for the past two decades, working for London Councils and then as Executive Director of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services (ADCS). He has been chair and key member of a range of national policy groups in education and children’s services. He currently is an advisor on education family issues in the House of Lords.

A prolific broadcaster, speaker, author and commentator, he regularly provides media comments on the Home Office and the Department of Children, Schools and Families. He also chairs and speaks at many conferences and seminars, focusing on children’s services and education.

Chris publishes a weekly e-bulletin, Children’s Services Weekly. He is also Children’s Services Editor of Education Journal and writes a regular column for Municipal Journal.

He is Executive Director of Investors in Families, the national accreditation scheme for schools and other settings working with the wider family to improve outcomes for children and young people.

After being made an Honorary Fellow of the College of Teachers in May 2010, Chris has now been appointed as Honorary Treasurer at the college.

Chris is a trustee of Saving Faces and the Association of Education Committees Trust.