James Forbes is the Head of Care with ChildVision. In addition to his responsibilities managing 30 social care practitioners and membership of ChildVision’s Senior Management Team, James is also an Associate Lecturer in the University of Worcester (Vision Impairment and Disability Studies), an Associate Lecturer in the Institute of Technology, Tallaght (Social Care Degree Programme) and a tutor on Trinity College Dublin’s Postgraduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare. In addition to a social care qualification, James has primary degrees in law (LLB) and in education (BA Ed.), a Masters in Education (MA Ed.) and an MSc in Child Protection and Welfare. At present, James sits on two Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) advisory boards, including the group advising on the production of a guidance document on service user autonomy.