Name: Adam Connolley

Job title: Governor

Name: Anna Stabler

Job title: Executive Chief Nurse

Anna Stabler

Name: Becky White

Job title: Operations Manager

Name: Bridgett Welch

Job title: Associate Director of Nursing, Safeguarding

Name: Catherine Whalley

Job title: Assistant Director (Deputy DASS)

Cath Whalley

Catherine (Cath) Whalley is the Assistant Director for Adult Social Care/Deputy Director for Adult Social Services for Cumbria County Council.  She is a qualified Social Worker, with a career spanning over 30 years experience in Social Care.  She is passionate about her work with adults and is driven to continuously seek opportunities for development and improvement by both professional and personal family experience.   Over the years Cath has worked in both hospital and community settings.  Cath moved to Cumbria with her family 2 years ago from Lancashire.  She is responsible for the Social Work, Occupational Therapy and Visual Impairment services for adults across Cumbria.   She is committed to ensuring that the services she is responsible for work in ways that promote independence and ensure that the voice of the individual is central to assessments, support planning and decision making .  Cath is currently leading work to reshape adult social care which includes the introduction of a dedicated Safeguarding Team that will improve the quality and safety of the services we provide for the citizens of Cumbria and the adult social care workforce

Name: Cllr Patricia Bell

Job title: County Councillor

Cllr Bell

Name: David Blacklock

Job title: Chief Executive

David Blacklock

David Blacklock Is the Chief Executive People First Independent Advocacy the organisation that delivers Healthwatch Cumbria - the independent consumer champion for those who use health and care services. David is has extensive experience of working in the health and care sector and is passionate about the voice and experience of people influencing the shaping and improvement of services. David is a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board in Cumbria and Lancashire, attends the Cumbria Health Scrutiny Committee and sits on the System Leadership Board for the North Cumbria Integrated Care System. He also chairs the Communications and Engagement Sub Group of the Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board.

Name: David Muir

Job title: Group Nurse, Director - North Cumbria Locality 

David Muir

David is Group Nurse Director for Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust’s North Cumbria Locality. David has been a Registered Nurse since 1991 and has worked for the NHS since across a range of specialities in both clinical and managerial posts in a range of different sectors in including, acute hospitals, prisons, community, mental health and learning disabilities. 

Name: David Pattinson

Job title: Detective Superintendent

Dave is the Superintendent of Public Protection and Partnerships within the Crime and Safeguarding portfolio of Cumbria Constabulary. Overseeing the strategic and operational functions of all aspects of safeguarding within the Constabulary, Dave is a nationally accredited Senior Investigating Officer who has worked within a variety of roles within the Public Protection arena. Dave’s primary focus is to ensure we keep the people of Cumbria safe and the Constabulary performs a key and active role within an effective safeguarding partnerships.

Name: David Savage

Job title: Lay member

David Savage

David has extensive experience in senior management roles, primarily within the Commercial and Human Resources sector.  

Along with his professional knowledge and skills, David has first-hand experience of the challenges and demands faced to ensure vulnerable adults are given the right level of support.  As a result David has experienced contact with various partner organisations involved in the care system ensuring he offers a public perspective to the work of the Board.

David plays an active part in his local community, as a Local Parish Councillor.  This role requires David to engage with a broad range of issues within the context of the Parish Council’s work which can present significant challenges.  Through his contact with the community David represents the role the community can play in the recognition and prevention of abuse and neglect.  David is able to provide challenge to the board as a lay member representing his community to ensure that CSAB and partner organisations work effectively together to protect vulnerable adults in Cumbria.

Name: Fiona Musgrave

Job title: Assistant Director - Integration and Partnerships

Fiona Musgrave

Fiona Musgrave is Assistant Director for Integration and Partnerships within People (the integrated Service for Children and Adults) with the County Council. She has responsibility for the Adult Safeguarding Board as well as Children’s Safeguarding arrangements, the Children’s Trust Board and Health and Wellbeing Board – bringing a joined up approach for the strategic partnerships pertaining to People in Cumbria. Fiona has worked in the Public Sector for over 35 years with extensive experience of leadership in Adult’s and Children’s Services. Fiona’s main areas of expertise cover partnerships, performance, quality and improvement. Fiona chairs the Performance and Quality subgroup of the CSAB.

Name: Janice Sharp

Job title: Assistant Director of Housing

Janice Sharp

Janice Sharp is Assistant Director – Housing at Barrow Borough Council, which is a stock-retaining local authority, allocating their properties through Cumbria Choice - the county-wide choice-based lettings scheme.

Janice has considerable experience of working in the social housing sector, including managing the Council’s statutory homeless duty in assisting homeless/potentially homeless people. She is a keen advocate of multi-agency partnership, working with key agencies including the police and health and care agencies to provide a holistic approach to ensure a safe, healthy environment for people to live.

Janice also sits on Cumbria Safeguarding Adult Board, attends Cumbria Health & Well Being Group and chairs Barrow’s Welfare Reform Forum.

Name: Jeanette McDiarmid

Job title: Independent Chair

Jeanette McDiarmid

Jeanette was appointed Independent Chair of Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board in September 2017.   Prior to this, she was Deputy Chief Executive (People) at Scottish Borders Council, where she had responsibility for Education, Social Work, Culture, Sport and Community Safety, in addition to Community Planning Partnership responsibility for Reducing Inequalities, Children and Young People’s Services and Locality Planning.

Prior to joining local government, Jeanette completed over 32 years in policing, serving in a number of locations throughout the UK, including some of the most challenging and diverse areas of London.  Jeanette was a Senior Investigating Officer in a number of high profile murder investigations; Head of Special Branch and latterly a Divisional Commander in Police Scotland.   In January 2014, Jeanette was awarded a Queens Police Medal in the New Year’s Honours.

Jeanette is passionate about delivering the best possible service to adults with safeguarding needs across Cumbria with a view to improving their quality of life and overall well-being.

Name: Kelly Short

Job title: Designated Nurse Adult Safeguarding & MCA/DoLS

Name: Lisa Thornton

Job title: Interim Head of National Probation Service for Cumbria

Lisa Thornton v2

Lisa Thornton joins the Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board as she takes up a six month post as Interim Head of the National Probation Service for Cumbria.  Lisa has a long career working in probation services, having worked across the National Probation Service and the CRC.  Lisa brings experience of working within the substance misuse field and has held a number of senior partnership roles through her career.  Lisa will represent the probation system in her support to the Board and is looking forward to working in collaboration with partners across the county to support the delivery of Board objectives and plans.  

Name: Louise Mason Lodge

Job title: Director of Nursing Designated Nurse for Safeguarding

Louise Mason Lodge

Louise is the Director of Nursing and Quality and the Designated Nurse for Safeguarding  in North Cumbria CCG. Louise trained as a nurse and health visitor and completed her Masters in Research in Clinical  Practice. Louise has worked in a variety of clinical and partnership roles in acute, community and primary care services. Louise is passionate about safeguarding and ensuring that the safety of the residents of Cumbria is at the heart of NHS arrangements and in partnership with our safeguarding partners

Name: Lynne Wyre

Job title: Director of Nursing

Lynne Wyre

Lynne is the Director of Nursing at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years. Her clinical experience is mainly in critical care where she developed a passion for ensuring that as health care professionals we pay attention to the fundamental aspects of patient care to keep patients safe.

Lynne holds the safeguarding portfolio on behalf of the Executive Chief Nurse and is proud to work with a dedicated team of experienced safeguarding professionals who are committed to safeguarding vulnerable adults and children. 

Her current portfolio includes quality, safety, infection prevention, and patient experience and engagement. Lynne is also the service lead for inclusion and diversity.

Name: Nathaniel Hooton

Job title: Area Manager

Nathaniel Hooton

Nathaniel Hooton is the Strategic lead for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service in delivering the Fire Reform agenda, as well as the Protection and Prevention activities of the Service.

Ensuring the communities, visitors and businesses of Cumbria are protected, prepared and receive an effective and efficient Fire and Rescue service.

Name: Penny Brown

Job title: Lay member

Penny Brown

Penny was born and brought-up in Cumbria. Penny moved to Manchester to undertake her first degree and subsequently worked in Greater Manchester and Yorkshire.   

The majority of Penny’s career has been with the 3rd sector, latterly in Chief Executive roles at infrastructure organisations. Penny has a wide range of experience developing and managing projects and services to respond to community needs, both in urban and rural settings.  This also involved effective partnership working with public sector agencies and funding bodies.   

In her role as the lead person representing the 3rd sector in the Yorkshire sub-region, Penny was a member of a variety of multi-agency bodies and working groups.   Penny also participated in strategic planning meetings including the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.   

Penny now lives in the heart of the Cumbria and has set-up a Community Interest Company, delivering tailored support to social economy organisations, groups and businesses in Cumbria and the North West.  Penny is also a Trustee for Yorkshire Mesmac.

Name: Simone Eagling

Job title: Business Manager

Simone Eagling