Review Panel

Dame Moira Gibb DBE

Chair

Moira Gibb is a social worker by background. 

 

She worked in a number of local authorities, including as Director of Social Services for many years in Kensington and Chelsea. She was then Chief Executive of the London Borough of Camden for almost 9 years until 2012.  She was President of ADSS in 2000-01.

 

Moira chaired the Social Work Task force in 2009 and the Social Work Reform Board from 2010 to 2012. She is now the Chair of Skills for Care, the workforce development body for adult social care and Chair of City Lit adult education college.

 

She is also a non-executive director of NHS England and of the UK Statistics Authority. She is a member of the Council of Reading University.

 

She chaired a local authority Improvement Board from 2012 -2014.

Kevin Harrington JP

Adviser

Kevin Harrington trained in social work and social administration at the London School of Economics. He worked in local government for 25 years in a range of social care and general management positions. Since 2003 he has worked as an independent consultant to health and social care agencies in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

 

During that time Mr Harrington has worked on some 50 Serious Case Reviews (SCR) in respect of children and vulnerable adults. He has a particular interest in the requirement to publish SCR reports and has been engaged by the Department for Education to re-draft high profile SCR reports so that they can be more effectively published.

 

Mr Harrington has been involved in professional regulatory work for the General Medical Council and for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, and has undertaken investigations commissioned by the Local Government Ombudsman. He served as a magistrate in the criminal courts in East London for 15 years. 

Heather Schroder CBE

Adviser 

Heather has spent more than 40 years involved in delivering and developing services for vulnerable adults and children and has been committed to their safeguarding throughout this time.

 

She has held senior positions in social services and children's services in a number of local authorities including the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the London Borough of Camden. Since her retirement from her post as Director of Children Services at Camden in 2008 she has held a number of interim director posts, including in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and has undertaken a number of consultancy positions e.g. Independent Chair of the Improvement Board in Kingston and Programme Director of the Serious Youth Crime Board. She is currently Vice Chair of Action for Children. 

James Reilly

Adviser

James has recently retired after five years as Chief Executive of Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.  Prior to that he served for 27 years in London local government in Brent, Hackney and Hammersmith and Fulham where he held executive positions responsible for social services, housing, community safety and regeneration.  He was an executive member of the Association of Directors of Social Services and chaired its London Branch.  In these roles he has exercised board responsibility for safeguarding and for the conduct of professional health and welfare staff.  He has served on a number of national and London commissions tasked with recommending improvements to services, their governance and that of the professionals working in them.  James is a trustee of the charity Standing Together Against Domestic Violence.

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