BSCB Appoints new Independent Chair
On 16th January 2017, Jim Gamble QPM took up his new role as Bromley Safeguarding Children Board’s independent chair. Jim has a wealth of experience having chaired City and Hackney’s SCB for the last three years which, under Jim’s leadership, is the first and only Local Safeguarding Children Board to be judged outstanding by Ofsted.
Executive Member for Care Services Cllr Robert Evans said: “We need the right people in place to help us on our journey to excellence and I am delighted that Jim Gamble will be bringing his impressive experience in the field to Bromley by heading Bromley’s Safeguarding Children Board. Jim will use his energy, inspirational leadership and independent challenge to strengthen safeguarding practices and processes across the borough.”
Cllr Evans added: “I want to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing chairman, Annie Callanan, for her work and commitment to Bromley over the past few years. Annie’s leadership enabled the Board to make a number of improvements and put a greater focus on safeguarding priorities, establishing good foundations for progress into the future.”