NSPCC Trustee, Albert Heaney, receives CBE in New Year Honours

Albert Heaney, our Trustee for Wales, has been awarded the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to social care in the New Year Honours List 2022.


With a passion for helping better children’s services, Albert has made a significant impact as an NSPCC Trustee for Wales by sharing good practice and a commitment to promoting equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory practice.

As the Chief Social Care Officer for Wales and a member of the England and Wales Family Justice Board, Albert Heaney has vast experience in delivering valuable social work, leading children’s services, and improving the family justice network in Wales. 


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Albert Heaney, NSPCC Trustee for Wales, said:

“I am deeply honoured to receive a CBE in the New Year honours list for services to Social Care.

For me this is very much a shared recognition of the invaluable work of all our social workers and social care professionals who provide care and support to children, young people and adults.”

"Albert has made a huge contribution in his first year as Trustee for Wales. His Social Care background combined with his approach of keeping children and young people as a focus in all he does makes him an invaluable Trustee."
Neil Berkett, NSPCC chair