Leaders in Safeguarding
SCRUTINY AND VALIDATION PANEL
The Leaders in Safeguarding Scrutiny and Validation Panel meets every three months to check on the quality of the work undertaken by the safeguarding consultants and to approve membership. The Panel members are experts in safeguarding and include inspectors and current practitioners from health, education and social care professions.
They use their experience, knowledge and skills to make sure assessments are thorough and that safeguarding arrangements are effective. They confirm that the Leaders in Safeguarding Quality Standards and statutory requirements are met.
Dr Dan Grant
Dr Dan Grant is a registered independent social worker and lead inspector for two of His Majesty’s Inspectorates. He has vast experience of education, social care, criminal justice, complaints investigation and independent safeguarding reviews. Dan is a published academic author and has served as a social work and safeguarding expert for Ofqual. His PhD is in Safeguarding.
Mr Rob Mottram
Rob is an experienced inspector and quality improvement consultant. Rob gained senior leadership experience in a large national training company specialising in providing education, training and personal development programmes for the long term unemployed and people with physical and/or learning disabilities.
Priscilla McGuire has vast experience of regulation and inspection of children’s centres and independent schools. She is a governor of an ‘outstanding’ sixth form college and vice-chair of a clinical commissioning group.
Kathryn Townsley is a former senior inspector in further education and skills, children’s centres and early years. She has extensive experience as a member of the Ofsted policy board for safeguarding and contributed to national policy decisions and the development of inspection frameworks. Kathryn has qualifications in teaching, nursing, midwifery and health visiting.
Yvonne Grant is an experienced children’s centre manager. She is a qualified specialist public health practitioner, paediatric nurse and health visitor with a special interest in safeguarding and disability.
Erica Lorenzon studied law in Brazil and is now about to complete her UK law qualifications in Leeds.
Erica has limitless enthusiasm for safeguarding and will be a great asset to our work promoting the highest standards in safeguarding children and adults.
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