Meet The Team
INDEPENDENT CHAIR - Deborah Stuart Angus
Deborah is a senior executive, having led strategic safeguarding partnerships for several years. Her background stems from directing adult social care’s strategic safeguarding across mental health; older people and transition services. She has also directed a local authority trading company, delivering county wide learning disability services, and founded a learning and development company, specialising in adult safeguarding. She has held several Chair roles in the South East since 2015 and is an active member of the National Chairs Executive.
BOARD MANAGER - Michala Jury
Michala is the ESAB Board Manager, having worked within safeguarding in Essex for over eighteen years. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Board and is committed to safeguarding the most vulnerable adults in our society.
SAFEGUARDING ADULTS REVIEW OFFICER - James Butler
James is an experienced executive, programme and project support officer who undertakes and manages all Safeguarding Adults Reviews (SARs) for the Board. James has extensive expertise in local government, safeguarding and project management.
BUSINESS SUPPORT ADMINISTRATOR - Patsy Rutland
Patsy is the Board's Business Support Administrator, responsible for coordinating all of the administrative tasks the Board and its members have. Patsy has intensive knowledge of all things safeguarding and is meticulous with the gatekeeping of safeguarding processes.
PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - Sonia Carr
Sonia leads the learning and development of the Board's various training programmes including Designated Safeguarding Adult Lead and Safeguarding Adults Basic Awareness training. Sonia has over a decade's experience working within safeguarding in local government.
SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER - Chanel Harris
Chanel leads the communications and marketing for the Board's activities. She runs all of the Board's social media pages and connects with partner agencies and professionals to update on all safeguarding adult activities in Essex.