Jacky joined the London Borough of Bexley as statutory Director of Children’s Services in February 2015. She has professional responsibility for the leadership, strategy and effectiveness of services (education and social care) for all children and young people, including the most disadvantaged and vulnerable, their families and carers. Jacky joined from Ofsted, where she had been deputy director for social care inspection since 2011. Before joining Ofsted, Jacky worked at the Department for Education as Senior Deputy Director for safeguarding. She led the advisory teams for Professor Eileen Munro’s Review of Child Protection. She was also recruited to lead the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit at the Department and was the professional adviser to Lord Laming’s 2009 review of ‘The Protection of Children in England’. Starting her career as a social worker, Jacky has worked in a number of senior positions for local authority children’s services before becoming national adviser for children and adult services for the local government group, and senior specialist for social care, education and health at the Audit Commission. Jacky was the Director for Children and Learners at Government Office, London, before its abolition.