In which Jim becomes the CEO of the INEQE Safeguarding Group. http://www.ineqe.com
Initially, like many ex law enforcement officers he focussed on consultancy work but soon realised that they needed to expand to realise the many ideas that they had so created a business and a hub in Belfast–INEQE.
The underlying content was technical solutions to safeguarding problems and the first App was to challenge child traffiking at the 2012 London Olympics.
From there more flowed, including a successful partnership with a major insurance company and many digital initiatives were created.
National conferences were held to aid work with sex offenders.
He has undertaken a number of high profile safeguarding reviews, including the scoping review into the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and most recently the review of Oxfam GB.
All the work raised awareness and improvements in making children safer. The company has developed several Apps —for safeguarding, home learning, teaching and the very successful Safer Schools App.
He is also the Independent Child Safeguarding for the City of London and Hackney Safeguarding Children Partnership the first to be judged outstanding by Ofsted and the Independent Chair of Bromley (BSCP) where he was part of the leadership team that drove their judgement from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’, with outstanding leadership in two years.
During the current pandemic Ineqe has made resources available free to schools and organisations to help safeguard children at this very testing time.
We talk about the national picture and get Jim’s critique of the safeguarding landscape
We discuss the value of multi agency work and Jim outlines the critical and under appreciated role of social work.
So much still to be done including further work to aid in the finding of missing children and suicide prevention.
I hope he writes the book he talks about doing as there is so much more to his story.
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