Victoria Hull, who has worked for the CLA since late 2004, has left the organisation to join the Who Cares? Trust at their head office in London. Victoria is their new Policy, Research and Projects Officer. Victoria joined us as National Development Worker five and half years ago and recently became our National Director. She has played a leading role in helping the Association to develop. In recent years she was in charge of significant initiatives in relation to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children and children missing from care and raised the national profile of these issues. Her final project was the successful ‘Speaking Out’ event held in Manchester (see elsewhere in this ‘News’ section). We are obviously sorry to lose Victoria. However, her new post offers her the perfect opportunity to build on the experience and skills that she gained while with us. It also allows her to continue working to improve the lives of children in care and care leavers. We wish her well and hope to keep in touch and work with her in the future. We will be advertising for her replacement in due course, along with two new posts for which we have recently recieved funding.