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New chair for safeguarding children board

Monday 8 May 2017

Experienced safeguarding chair Geraldine Gavin has been appointed interim chair of the Haringey Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB).

Ms Gavin, who has a wealth of experience including leading London Probation as Chief Operating Officer for several years and is also chair of the LSCB in neighbouring Enfield, will take the helm following the departure of Sir Paul Ennals, who has led Haringey’s LSCB for the past three years.

Haringey Council Chief Executive Zina Etheridge said:

“The LSCB performs a vital role in ensuring partners across Haringey work together to safeguard children. Geraldine has a wide range of background experience and I am confident that she will be able to continue Paul Ennals’ work to further strengthen the partnership, as well as ensuring we are well set-up to respond to forthcoming legislative and structural changes in safeguarding and child protection.

“The LSCB has benefited enormously from Paul’s skilful chairing, experience and ability to be both diplomatic and challenging in equal measure. We are very grateful to him for the hard work he has put in as chair of Haringey LSCB, and we look forward to working with Geraldine to continue improving with safeguarding children a priority.”

Ms Gavin will take over as Haringey LSCB Chair on 1 June and will also continue her work as Chair of Enfield LSCB.

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