Alan Caton OBE
Alan is currently the independent chair for Islington, Luton and Central Bedfordshire Safeguarding Children Boards’. Alan was a police officer for over 30 years before retiring as a detective superintendent in 2013. Alan has a passion for safeguarding, protecting vulnerable people and working in a multi-agency environment.
Why did you want to be in the Advisory Group?
I see TASP as being the voice of safeguarding partnerships and I wanted to be able to assist in shaping and influencing policy.
What would you wish for TASP in the next two years?
I want TASP to be THE forum where effective safeguarding practice is shared and discussed. I see it as a vital network for all statutory partners, chairs, scrutineers and business managers and I would love to see membership grow, so that it is not just beneficial to its members but it can influence the wider safeguarding arena.