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Jim Black

Chair of Trustees

As a Probation Officer in Durham, I was an early member of the original Humankind board when it was starting to expand and offer a range of services to young people in Durham County. I left in the late 1980s but returned in 1999 when I took early retirement from Cambridgeshire Probation Service.

Since retirement, I have served on a number of public bodies including the Mental Health Review Tribunal, the Care Standards Tribunal and the Medical Practitioners Tribunal. As well as Humankind, I am currently Chair of NEPACS, a long established North East charity.

I have been part of the steady growth in scope and scale of Humankind and its services. I am particularly proud of the diversity of services Humankind offers, which allows it to work with complex problems and engage with service users offering a range of help and support.