Sir Martin James Narey (born c. 1955, Middlesbrough) was the Director General of the Prison Service of England and Wales between 1998 and 2003 before becoming the first Chief Executive of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS). In 2005 he left the Civil Service to become Chief Executive Officer of Barnardo's before stepping down in January 2011. As Director General of Prisons he has been credited with "invoking moral principles rather than security concerns when articulating the Service's priorities".
He is a Visiting Professor at Durham and Sheffield Hallam Universities, Chair of The Portman Group Complaints Panel and a Board Member of the Advertising Standards Authority. From 2001–13 he was the Government's Advisor on Adoption and his advice, based on an Independent Report commissioned by The Times led to adoption becoming one of the UK Government's domestic priorities. He summarised the reforms for the Guardian in July 2012.
In February 2013 it was announced that he was taking on a wider role, advising Michael Gove, Secretary of State for Education on children's social care.
- Amelia Hill (21 January 2011). "Adoptions need to quadruple, says outgoing Barnardo's chief". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Cavadino, Michael; Dignan, James (17 September 2007). The Penal System: An Introduction. SAGE Publications. pp. 202–. ISBN 9781446238301. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Narey, Martin (5 July 2011). "THE NAREY REPORT: A blueprint for the nation's lost children". The Times. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- Narey, Martin (30 July 2012). "Too many children are missing out on adoption". The Guardian. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "Children's minister announces wider social care brief for Sir Martin Narey". Community Care. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
- "New Year's Honours List 2013". Financial Times. Financial Times. 29 December 2012. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
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