Jane Foster


Jane Foster

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Tri – Borough Children's Services (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea , London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, City of Westminster) 2009 – 2016; Cardiff City Council 2006 – 2009; Council of the Isles of Scilly 2001 – 2006; Previously Urban and regional development planning with Graham Moss Associates, Roger Tym and Partners and Steer Davies and Gleave.


UCL and UCL Institute of Education (IOE)

Jane has joined the Safeguarding Unit as a consultant with specialist expertise in safeguarding and child protection, particularly in regard to promoting safe organisational culture and safeguarding in the workplace.

Prior to joining Farrer & Co, Jane was the Tri Borough (Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and City of Westminster) Safe Organisations Manager and Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) for almost 8 years. Jane continues to be the LADO for the Isles of Scilly.

As Tri-Borough LADO and co-coordinator of the Pan-London LADO network, Jane played a key role in keeping many of London’s children safe, and is a well-known figure to many private, public and third sector organisations working with children, including both state and independent schools.

Jane has considerable experience in delivering training to professionals working with children, having designed and delivered safeguarding training for Local Children Safeguarding Boards in both England and Wales; she is also an accredited Safer Recruitment trainer.

Jane was a member of the panel for the Serious Case Review of William Vahey's criminal conduct at Southbank International School and has been a member of two Local Safeguarding Children Board Case Review subgroups.

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