Damian Allen is Doncaster Council’s statutory Chief Officer for Children (DCS) and Adults (DASS).
He is a qualified teacher and has taught in middle and secondary schools, Further Education and Higher Education.
Damian was a senior manager in education for six years and a Governor in every phase of education before moving into Local Authorities, initially in school improvement, where he was Ofsted trained and then with wider children’s services.
From 2005, he has been a director in local government and the health service, where he had responsibility for children and adult services, commissioning, libraries and community services, mental health services, and community health services. He has also been the national director for a leading children’s charity during this period.
In addition, he has advised the UK and other governments on education and children’s services matters, as well acting as a member of a number of Commissions of Inquiry, Advisory Boards and Ministerial Advisory Groups.