Introducing OSCB’s new Independent Chair

Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board is pleased to inform you that we have a new Independent Chair, Richard Simpson, who joined us as of the 1st September.

Richard is currently the Assistant Director for Children’s Services for Barnardo’s, where he has strategic and operational responsibility for 200 staff including early help, emotional health and wellbeing, child sexual exploitation and missing children.

He is soon to move to a new role within Barnardo’s, as Assistant Director for Safeguarding and Historical Abuse, and will work for both the OSCB and Barnardo’s bringing skills and knowledge from that sector to our safeguarding arrangements in Oxfordshire.

Richard has over 23 years of experience of developing strong relationships with multi-agency partners and close working with stakeholders and looks forward to working with you all to ensure the very best arrangements are in place.