Baby P reformer joins council
December 30, 2009
The new head of a vital service at Bracknell Forest Council has spent the last six months reforming the “failing” services in Haringey, the London Borough in which the tragic case of Baby P unfolded.
Dr Janette Karklins was deputy director of children and young people’s service – social standards and inclusion at the London borough and has worked to improve its rating from “failing” to “improving”.
Dr Karklins has more than 20 years senior management experience at Brighton and Hove City Council and the London Borough of Wandsworth.
Council chief executive Tim Wheadon said: “Janette Karklins has great experience and an excellent reputation and I welcome her appointment of children young people and learning.
“She has been a driver of change and has overseen significant improvements at Haringey, particularly in school attainment, even through the difficult times surrounding the Baby P tragedy.”
She said: “I am passionate about safeguarding and improving the quality of life outcomes for children and young people.
“I am pleased to be able to join Bracknell Forest and through my appointment look forward to maintaining and developing the excellent reputation established by the team.” She starts in March.