Thomas Carlton is currently the seconded from his Implementation Lead at the Promise Scotland to lead the ‘Moving On’ Change Programme at Staf.

Thomas is a Social Worker who was awarded the University of Scotland’s Amundsen Trophy, when he graduated in 2014. 
Prior to graduating Thomas was an active campaigner for Children in care and care leavers; he also worked as an Advocacy Worker with a children’s charity, advocating on behalf of looked after children and care leavers. Upon leaving University in May of 2014, Thomas began a new role as a Policy Officer at Who Cares? Scotland, helping secure the political commitment to the delivery of an Independent Care Review. He also spent a period being a Panel Advisor for a Fostering provider. He has spent a period in a local authority practice, and whilst he was seconded to support the Independent Chair at the Independent Care Review he led a change programme that delivered tests of change across all of Scotland’s local authorities: whilst also securing six different commitments within the Scottish Governments Programme for Government.

Thomas is a campaigner for care leavers; utilising his lived and professional experience to create positive change within Scotland’s care system.