Meet the Board


Jane Randall

Jane brings to the National Board a track record as a highly experienced clinical leader in health and multi-disciplinary safeguarding and public protection as former Head of Safeguarding for Cwm Taf University Health Board. A skilled and effective communicator, she is able to provide expert specialist advice and knowledge and make decisions on complex issues.


Dr Jo Aubrey

Jo brings experience as an academic, consultant and senior manager with a track record of leadership, management and training working with children and families at local, national and international levels. This experience has included advising on a range of issues relating to the development of children’s services – including strategies and policies for protection and safeguarding.


Tessa Hodgson

Tessa is a confident communicator with a broad range of skills and a record of constructive challenge and scrutiny. A County Councillor and Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Social Services, she will have a significant contribution to make to the strategic development of the National Board.


Karen Minton

Karen has played an important role in the Third Sector in Wales within safeguarding. She brings wide experience both as a safeguarding board member and author of a number of reports and reviews reflecting upon safeguarding practice.


Jan Pickles 

Jan is an experienced social worker and has worked in the Probation Service, the police, government and third sector. Jan led the development of the multi-agency risk assessment conference (MARAC) reducing the risk for adults and children who experience domestic and sexual violence and abuse. Jan is a member of the Velindre NHS Trust, the Contextual Safeguarding Advisory Board and the Centre for Expertise in Child sexual abuse Advisory Board. Jan has a thriving safeguarding consultancy business working for Local Authorities, Charities and the Private sector, most recently working as part of the review teams on historic sexual abuse in football and the Church.


Tony Young

A former Director of Social Services, Tony will supply the Board with comprehensive knowledge and experience of a multi-agency approach to safeguarding issues and significant leadership experience.