Children and Young People in Care and Care Experienced: Introducing our SIG w/ Penny Earney
In today's episode Wendy Thorogood, Director of the Association of Child Protection Professionals introduces our Special Interest Group (SIG) focusing on Children and Young People in Care and Care Experienced. Wendy is joined by the SIG Chair Penny Earney.
Penny Earney has experience of working with families and vulnerable children, both clinically and strategically within health, over the last 40 years building a wealth of expertise, competencies, knowledge and skills.
Her experience of working strategically as a NHS Designated Nurse, has developed a passion and focus to be able to scrutinise quality assurance within the constant challenging and changing landscape of complex vulnerability for children and families.She has worked within a wide cross over of specialities and disciplines within the NHS, social care, education and the wider voluntary and private sector. Her drive to actively seek the voice of children within the care system and care experience young people, hear what they were saying and asking, resulted in a successful business case being awarded 7K to commission health provision required to improve and sustain health outcomes and experiences of looked after children and care leavers within Dorset.
Having retired from her substantive NHS role in December 2020, she is now working as an independent specialist health practitioner, continuing her passion for improving and sustaining effective service delivery to support vulnerable children and families.
Wendy Thorogood is a retired Designated Nurse Consultant for children with NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based in Dorchester.
Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation in relation to current changes ;providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards;working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers;identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of children, young people.
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