An experienced nurse and safeguarding practitioner has been chosen to lead a pan-island safeguarding group, that aims to protect Jersey and Guernsey's children and vulnerable adults.
Sarah Elliott will be the first Independent Pan-Island Chairperson of the Safeguarding Partnership Boards (SPB), replacing Glenys Johnston OBE, who leaves her post in August at the end of her six-year term.
Previously, the position has not involved working across all of the islands, but Ms Elliott will be involved with Guernsey, Alderney and Jersey.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as the Pan-Island Independent Chair for Children and Adults Safeguarding Boards. The safety and welfare of children and vulnerable adults is fundamental to communities and I’m looking forward toworking across the Channel Islands to ensure we have the most effective safeguarding arrangements possible," Ms Elliott said.
After a career in the National Health Service as a nurse and health visitor, Ms Elliott was the Chief Nurse for the South of England, where she led on the quality and safeguarding agenda along with multi-agency initiatives such as the Transforming Care Programme for People with a Learning Disability.
Pictured: Deputy Jane Stephens from Policy & Resources said Ms Elliott was going to be a huge asset to Guernsey.
She is also a member of the National Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel for England which was formed in July 2018, a special advisor with the Care Quality Commission and an Assessor with the College of Policing for senior policing appointments.
Deputy Jane Stephens, Social Policy lead for P&R, said: "The skills and experience Sarah brings to her new role as the first Pan-Island Independent Chairwill be huge asset to both islands, but it’s also excellent to see another example of how the twoislands can come together to provide real expertise in an area that is so important to the well- being of our communities."
Pictured top: Sarah Elliott.
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