Many of you will have heard the dreadfully sad news that Steve Franks recently passed over.
Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.
As CEO of Water Babies Steve was a driving force in the success of the business . Steve was a founding member of the CAA, during which time he very much helped to get things off the ground and to set a direction of travel for our association. Including the CAA independent accreditation, he also led the subcommittee to recruit business partners to the CAA and remained an advisor to the main board.
Steve's drive in getting things done will be a loss to all he was involved with.
His overarching care for the welfare of our nation’s children was further evidenced in his setting up the Children's First Alliance in the quest for a champion for children / a first minister for children within government. The CAA have been actively supporting this campaign with many of you having written to your local MPs to garner support.
Hopefully this great work will be carried on and in time Steve's vision will be achieved. The CAA will continue its work towards this goal.