Janet is an independent safeguarding consultant with a background in local government managing both adults and children’s services at a strategic level. Janet has been the director of children’s services in two local authorities and has also provided strategic management for children’s health care services under a children’s trust arrangement. Janet has experience of working as a children’s services advisor in Government Office North West and has chaired a Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).
More recently, Janet has worked with Oxfordshire County Council as a safeguarding consultant undertaking a review of child sexual exploitation in the area following the launch of Operation Bullfinch, a criminal investigation which led to a major criminal trial.
Janet has recently written an eLearning programme on child sexual exploitation which is being used by many Local Safeguarding Children Boards nationally. Janet has written the Individual Management Review s part of a Serious Case Review process.