CFAB congratulates Trustee David Jones on Honorary Degree

CFAB Trustee David Jones has been awarded an Honorary Degree at the University of London.

Former General Secretary of the British Association of Social Workers (BASW), David received his Honorary Degree in recognition of his many exceptional contributions to the social work profession in the UK, including in various academia, practice and voluntary roles, as well as internationally. 

A social worker, recognised in the profession worldwide as an effective spokesperson and advocate, David specialised in child protection before taking on a range of high-profile national and international roles. As well as leading BASW, he was President of the International Federation of Social Workers from 2006-10, and founding Board member of the Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work from 1994 until the present, as well as numerous professional roles in government departments, Audit Commission and Ofsted.

During his time as President of IFSW, David was actively involved in launching World Social Work Days and worked with BASW to help establish this as a core part of the year for all UK social workers. He also helped launch the Diaspora Special Interest Group during his time as Chair of BASW’s International Committee.

“I want to extend my heartfelt congratulations to David for this wonderful recognition of his tremendous achievements in the field of social work and beyond. We are extremely grateful to have his outstanding expertise on our Board of Trustees and much admire his dedication to professional social work both in this country and around the world.”

Carolyn Housman, CEO of CFAB

David was awarded his honorary doctorate alongside four other esteemed individuals from the worlds of business, food, broadcast and higher education at the university’s Foundation Day ceremony, held on 22 November, commemorating the establishment of the University of London in 1836.