Head of Safeguarding and Agency Decision Maker
A registered social worker with a lifetime of experience working alongside individuals with disabilities, mental health and complex care needs, Phil has held posts at a senior level in both Local Authorities and the private sector. He is passionate about the rights of young people who are vulnerable or have additional needs and is equally as passionate about the high aspirations Progress has for them.
Phil joined the Progress team in 2013 and as Head of Operations, led with complete dedication to quality, compliance, safeguarding, exemplary service delivery and high outcomes for young people. Now part-time, Phil retains overall safeguarding responsibility for the organisation and is the Agency Decision Maker for our fostering service.
Outside of work, Phil, who is married with a daughter, is a huge rugby fan. When not at his old rugby club supporting the team, he enjoys gardening and walking with his wife and dog. Phil is incredibly musically gifted with an eclectic taste; he plays the piano, double bass, drums, and the church organ.