Bob Dawson Bob has bachelor degrees in Sociology and masters degrees in Criminology and Social Work. He joined the Probation Service in 1978 and worked as a probation officer in Inner London and Cambridgeshire before taking up a training officer post in Cambridgeshire Social Services in 1985. He remained with Social Services until 1999 working in a range of middle and senior management roles. In these roles Bob was involved in the redesign of older peoples and children’s services. After 2 years with the Audit Commission, carrying out whole authority reviews of social care services, Bob moved to the NHS in 2001, working for Cambridgeshire Health Authority and the Primary Care Trusts that followed , as the lead for children’s services policy and commissioning. Bob Chaired the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Children and Young People’s Palliative Care Network and was a member of the regional network. Bob left the NHS to work as an independent consultant in August 2009. A major focus of Bob’s work as an independent consultant has been on services for children and young people with complex needs and disabilities and palliative care needs. Bob continues to support the Eastern Region Palliative Care Strategic Network.