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No child left behind?

Since being appointed as head of the national family and children's services 14 months ago, Gordon Jeyes has come to appreciate the mammoth scale of his task, writes Susan Mitchell.

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

@susmitchellsbp
15th January, 2012
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Gordon Jeyes, national director, children and family services, Health Service Executive. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Gordon Jeyes took up his post as head of family and children's services just over a year ago, following widespread concern about the deaths of children in care. "I was at a stage in my career where I wanted one further big challenge," said Jeyes, who has held a number of senior positions in child protection in Britain.

If the Scotsman was looking for a big challenge, he certainly got one. He was mandated to...

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