Jon Needham MEd, PG Cert, BSc (Hons)
Jon is currently the national safeguarding lead for a large Multi-Academy Trust after working for 12 years in education safeguarding within a large unitary authority. His background is in working for 24 years in the NHS as a young person’s service lead and health commissioner, then as an Early Help coordinator with a MASH. He has also acted as an advisor to the WHO on adolescent health issues. Jon is studying as a part time student at Newman University in Birmingham for his PhD. In his spare time he is a volunteer youth worker, an independent listener in local boarding school and the safeguarding lead to a major summer festival.