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Statutory Partners

Warrant Card July 2023 SH

Simon Hutchison

Superintendent – Havering Neighbourhood Lead

Simon is the lead officer for Havering Safer Neighbourhood Teams and the policing single point of contact for Adult Safeguarding. Simon has 25 years policing experience in a range of different roles from Counter Terrorism, Specialist Firearms and Transformation through to Traffic, Marine Unit and Front Line Policing. Simon Manages 20 ward policing teams, the Town Centre Policing Team and the Havering Joint Task Force. He has good internal links with the Head of Public Protection for Havering, Detective Superintendent Lewis Basford.

Lewis manages Public Protection at the Metropolitan Police for the Boroughs of Havering, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham. Lewis has 17 years in Policing having started with Essex Police before transferring to the Metropolitan Police in 2022. Lewis manages the teams delivering investigations to Domestic Abuse, Rape, Child Abuse, Exploitation, Missing Persons.

BN May 2022

Barbara Nicholls

Director of Adult Social Care & Health – London Borough of Havering

Barbara has been the Director since June 2016.  She has been a qualified social worker for nearly 30 years, having completed her degree in New Zealand in the early 1990’s.  Barbara has always worked in Adult Social Care, enjoying a range of roles over the years, before moving into management.  Barbara loves working in Havering, and is proud of her staff team for their hard work and diligence in our work with vulnerable Havering residents.   Barbara, along with her staff, works across health and social care, with Queens and King George Hospitals, mental health services, community health services, as well as local GP’s.


Celia Jeffreys

Associate Director for Safeguarding Adults, NEL ICS

Celia has worked as a midwife and senior leader in the NHS for over 20 years. Celia has a passion for the sustained care and safety of all people that she works with and for. Celia has worked in safeguarding since 2007 which includes working as the head of a national project for Barnardos, funded by the DoE, tackling and preventing female Genital Mutilation (FGM) nationally and internationally. Celia has experience as the Head of Safeguarding in a large mental health Trust and Associate Director for safeguarding for a large and complex acute health Trust. While undertaking these roles Celia’s portfolio included Safeguarding adults, children and maternity, Learning disabilities, dementia care and mental health.

Celia’s role in the Integrated Care System leads on the implementation of all adult safeguarding statutory duties, ensuring all risks are escalated thorough the appropriate governance structures.

Celia is also responsible for providing expert advice and guidance to the Partnership Boards and Integrated Care Board (ICB) via Chief Nurse Diana Jones who is the Executive Lead for Safeguarding and other colleagues on all safeguarding functions, aspects and responsibilities.

Her role has a particular focus on ensuring the strategic needs of the ICB are met. Celia is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding is effectively managed across the health system, engaging local providers in a robust partnership approach to commissioning and the provision of health services.