New Executive Director of Children’s Services announced for Barnsley Council

We’re pleased to announce that Carly Speechley will be joining the council at the end of July as Executive Director of Children’s Services.   

Carly joins us from Sheffield City Council where she is Director of Children and Families. 

Sarah Norman, Chief Executive of Barnsley Council, said: “I’m pleased to welcome Carly Speechley to Barnsley Council in her new role as Executive Director for Children’s Services.  

“The appointment was made following a rigorous recruitment process involving partners and employees, which ended with a final decision made by Elected Members. Carly impressed us with her passion for children and young people as well as her knowledge of Barnsley and her safeguarding track record. 

“Carly joins us at an exciting time, as we’re emerging from the pandemic with a focus on recovery and making Barnsley a place of possibilities for our children, young people and families. We look forward to Carly being part of this journey, supporting our younger residents to keep well and driving their ambition to aim high and achieve their full potential.” 

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