Head of Safeguarding
Ruby Thomas is the Head of Safeguarding, and is the corporate lead for our child protection and safeguarding arrangements. Ruby is a qualified social worker and has worked with a number of local authorities and a local safeguarding children boards before joining The Children's Society in 2010.
Ruby has a wealth of experience within social work practices, including roles as a practitioner, a senior manager in frontline child protection, children in care, and fostering and adoption services. Ruby provides supervision training for staff working with children and young people who have disabilities or challenging behaviours, and receive their education in residential schools.
Ruby has worked as a board manager for a local safeguarding children board and appreciates the strengths of partnership working across agencies and the voluntary sectors to assist in transforming the lives of some of the most disadvantaged children in our society.
Areas of expertise
- Child protection