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Farrer & Co | Jane Foster, Consultant

Practice areas

  • Safeguarding

Jane works with the Safeguarding Unit to provide specialist advice on safeguarding and child protection. She specialises in managing allegations and promoting safe organisational culture and safeguarding in the workplace.

Jane has dedicated her working life to keeping children and vulnerable adults safe. Since joining Farrer & Co she has provided high-level safeguarding advice and training to clients including religious and sports organisations, schools, charities and private clients.
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 eight years. She was also co-coordinator of the Pan-London LADO network. During this time she 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 state, independent and international schools. Recent work highlights have included working with leading sporting organisations. Jane is a member of the safeguarding committee for one such organisation. She continues to work in collaboration with the International Task Force on Child Protection and multi-agency partners worldwide to develop a protocol for managing allegations against adults who work with children.
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.  
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. Audiences value her as an experienced communicator and a confident presenter, whether speaking to executive-level multi-agency groups, voluntary organisations, or young people.
  • Protecting children from abuse after Savile (2018) - Marcus Erooga Editor (Jessica Kingsley publications)
    Jane contributes articles on organisational culture and safeguarding to the Farrer & Co website.

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