Salford’s children’s lead switches to adult services

Salford Council has moved its children's department lead member over to adults' services.

Salford Council has moved its children’s department lead member over to adults’ services.

Councillor John Warmisham was responsible for schools and children’s social services in Salford during a series of high-profile crises.

One of these cases was that of Demi Leigh Mahon, who was killed by her 15-year-old babysitter.

Warmisham has insisted, however, that his move is not specifically connected with Salford’s troubled record.

Warmisham told Community Care: “I don’t hide the fact it’s been a difficult number of years, not just in Salford but across the country, but I moved because the lead for adults’ services retired and I was asked whether I fancied a change.”

Warmisham said his background in mental health and substance misuse was another reason the council thought him suited to his new role.

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