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Jon Needham

Director of Safeguarding - Oasis Community Learning Multi-Academy Trust

Jon originally trained as an adolescent specialist nurse before moving to an advisor to a strategic health authority and then went onto a role as a young people’s health service commissioner. He worked briefly as an advisor to two World Health Organisation projects before becoming the lead for early help provision and multi-agency working in a large local authority. He became an education safeguarding advisor 9 year ago and for the last three years has worked as the director of safeguarding for a very large multi-academy trust. In his spare time he is a voluntary youth worker, and independent listener in a specialist boarding school and is studying for his PhD. When (if) he ever relaxes he is a keen fan of Korean drama.