Safeguarding and Children and Young People

Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Children and Young People - CouncillorCouncillor Sara Bolton Sara Bolton

Councillor Sara Bolton has served on Derby City Council for over 30 years and is now the council's longest serving elected member.

She moved to Derby when she was seven years of age and has lived in the city ever since. Sara was educated at St Mary's Catholic Primary School, St Ralph Sherwin Catholic Comprehensive and Wilmorton College, now Derby College.

Sara represents Chaddesden Ward and has served on many committees and boards during her time as a councillor. In May 1999, Sara became the youngest ever Mayor of Derby, serving the city over during the millennium celebrations attending 1,348 engagements and raising £94,000 for local charities.

Prior to becoming a Cabinet Member in May 2015, Sara was most recently the Chair of the Planning Control Committee. Sara brings a wealth of valuable experience to her new role as the Cabinet Member for Safeguarding and Children and Young People.

Councillor Bolton's main priority is:

  • to make sure children grow up free from neglect, abuse and exploitation.

She will do this by:

  • providing strong safeguarding and by working in partnership with agencies to identify and protect children at risk.

Councillor Bolton's responsibilities include:

  • early interventions
  • safeguarding children
  • children in care.

Visit Councillor Bolton's profile page on our Committee Management Information System for more information and contact details.

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