Nicola talks to ACT Patron Sir Roger Singleton CBE about his career in safeguarding.
Roger Singleton has a background in education, children’s services, management, mediation and safeguarding. He is a former chief executive of Barnardo’s. Since leaving in 2005 he has been an independent consultant specialising in safeguarding and interim management. He is a consultant to charities and organisations on their safeguarding policies and practices; he trains board members and senior staff in safeguarding; and he carries out statutory and in-house reviews and investigations into child and adult protection issues.
From 2007-2012 he chaired the Independent Safeguarding Authority prior to its merger with the Criminal Records Bureau to form the Disclosure and Barring Service. He has been the Government’s Chief Adviser on the Safety of Children; interim chief executive of the children’s charity, Lumos; and the interim Director of Safeguarding at the Church of England.
Speaking about Safeguarding Adults Week, Sir Roger said:
The safety and well-being of people, especially those with very special needs, continues to give rise to serious concern. Do take the opportunity of Safeguarding Adults Week to update your knowledge of the signs of abuse and neglect and what can be done to create safer cultures.
Each day of the week focuses on a different aspect of safeguarding and free resources to support the week are available from ACT.