Jon Needham

National Director of Safeguarding & Mental Health
@ Oasis Community Learning

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  • Bio

Jon originally trained as a nurse specialising in adolescents with life limiting illness before moving to an advisor to a strategic health authority. He worked briefly as a specialist advisor on two World Health Organisation projects before becoming the lead for early help provision and multi-agency working in a large local authority. He became an education safeguarding advisor 13 years ago managing the safeguarding support offered to 530 schools and for the last five years has worked as the National Director of Safeguarding and Mental Health for Oasis, a large international charity, the UK arm of which has 54 schools, 36 community hubs and 9 churches. In his spare time, he is a voluntary youth worker and has recently completed his Doctorate in Psychology. When (if) he ever relaxes he is a keen fan of Korean drama (though has to use subtitles).

  • My Upcoming Events

  • Preventing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

    • 16-05-2024
    • 08:30 - 15:45
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre