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Keeping Children Safe 2020 Summit For the latest in #ChildSafeguarding

Jo Derrick (She/Her)

Jo Derrick (She/Her)

Jo has worked in leadership roles within children's services at both a UK and International level with a focus on fostering, for the past 17 years. Jo’s interest in supporting care-experienced young people is personal as well as professional, with 10 years’ of experience as a foster carer.

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About this Speaker

In addition to her role as Vice-President of IFCO ( International Foster Care Organisation) and Chair of the IFCO Youth Committee, Jo undertakes voluntary roles as Vice-Convener of Children in Scotland and as a Board Director of Children’s Hearings Scotland and has a breadth of experience in the governance of safeguarding within charities.

Jo is the CEO of Staf ( Scottish Throughcare & Aftercare) Scotland’s national membership organisation for all of those involved in the lives of young people leaving care and has held operational and strategic roles in foster care as Registered Manager with the Care Regulator in Scotland, with a regulatory responsibility for the care and wellbeing of 'Looked After' Children in Scotland and the support and supervision of foster carers and the professionals that support them and Agency Decision Maker/Managing Director.

Jo is an independent consultant in the fostering sector with a particular interest in trauma-informed leadership and transformational change in fostering and children's services.

Having completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Child Protection and Welfare in 2017, Jo is also currently committed to completing an MBA with a Specialism in Leadership Studies.

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