Safeguarding Board

In consultation and development with subject matter experts we will work to develop guidance and provide peer support to support the fire and rescue services, to meet the safeguarding fire standard and any potential legislative change.

The formation of the NFCC Safeguarding board comprises of strategic partners to make proportionate decisions on the direction of the Safeguarding for the Fire and Rescue Service. We are informed by the subject matter experts and changes within government legislation.

More information can be found on the NFCC Safeguarding Board’s strategic intent.

Membership of the NFCC Safeguarding Board is listed below and meet on a monthly occurrence to ensure constructive progression on delivery.

Name Organisation representation Title
Phil Garrigan (Chair) NFCC and

FRS Fire Civil Defence Authority representative

Children and Young People (CYP) Lead and Chief Fire Officer, Merseyside FRS
Donna Bentley (Vice Chair) NFCC Strategic Lead for Safeguarding
Eddie Smithwick Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Senior Policy Manager
Jason Thelwell FRS Combined Authority representative Chief Fire Officer, Buckinghamshire FRS
Antony Bartlett FRS County Council representative Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Cornwall FRS
Leon Parkes FRS Mayor representative Director of Prevention, Protection and Building Safety, Greater Manchester FRS
Pat Goulbourne FRS Mayor representative Assistant Commissioner, Operational Resilience & Control (NFCC CT National Coordinator)
Lisa Bryan FRS Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner representative Prevention, Safeguarding and Partnerships Manager, Northamptonshire FRS
Tom Pinchbeck Home Office Head of Professionalism – Fire, Strategy & Reform Unit
Vacant Local Government Association (LGA)
Kevin Johnson NFCC Safeguarding Practitioners Group Chair
Laura Ladd-Harris (project manager) NFCC Prevention Partnerships Manager
Simon Davis NFCC Implementation, Programmes and Projects
Sarah Brown NFCC Head of Prevention
Suzanne Fleming Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Area Commander Prevention & Protection
Cathy Barlow Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Deputy Head of Prevention and Protection – Prevention Portfolio Manager
Peter Greenslade Welsh Fire and Rescue Services representative (M&W, SW, NW) Area Manager & Strategic Lead for Community Risk Reduction, Mid & West Wales FRS
Sue Redmond Lead for Fire Independent Chairs Network for Safeguarding Chairs Board