New chaiman for children’s board

Jane Booth
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The Lancashire safeguarding children board has a new chairman.

Jane Booth, who has 40 years’ social work experience, is picking up the reins from Nigel Burke, who has chaired the board for the past five years.

Jane also chairs Rochdale safeguarding children board, where she has overseen the high-profile serious case review into the grooming and sexual exploitation of young people in the borough.

She said: “I’m very pleased to be taking on the role of independent chair of the childen’s safeguarding board in Lancashire, which has a strong track record of partnership working by committed and diligent staff.

“Partnership is vital in a county as large and varied as Lancashire, which has such diverse communities, each with its strengths and challenges, and I’m looking forward to playing my part in this.”

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