Deborah is an independent consultant with nearly 20 years experience of working in the NHS as a clinician and senior manager. She has held senior roles at the Audit Commission and Healthcare Commission, and as an independent consultant she has worked on a number of national and local studies to improve people’s experience of services.
Deborah is currently also the Independent Chair of Westminster’s Safeguarding Adults Board, as well as Editor of Working with Older People, and co-Director of Vintage, a community interest company.
The role of the Independent Chair is to ensure that the SAB discharges its duties in line with government guidelines and best practice.
As Chair, she will manage all aspects of the SAB meetings and support corporate leadership on all matters related to safeguarding adults throughout the borough. Deborah will also contribute to local, regional and national events and proactively represent the Safeguarding Adults Board in Barking and Dagenham.
Cabinet Member for Children and Adult Services, Councillor Linda Reason said: “I am very pleased to welcome Deborah to this very important role.
“Having an independent chair is recognised as good practice and I know that with Deborah’s varied past experience and knowledge she will be of great benefit to the Board and the very important work that it does.”
For more information, please visit Deborah Klee's website.