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Council Appoints New Director For Young People And Families

Thursday March 7 2013

Town Hall Town Hall

BARNSLEY Council has appointed Rachel Dickinson to the post of Executive Director Children, Young People and Families.

She is currently Strategic Director, Children’s Services at Leicester City Council, where she has led the authority out of intervention and improved educational standards.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, said: “I am delighted at the appointment of Rachel to the position - this is a massively important role for Barnsley and she brings a strong track record of achievement in her previous authority as well as an enthusiasm for the area and the challenges ahead.”

Rachel Dickinson said: “I am really pleased to have been appointed - I am very much looking forward to taking up the role. I bring with me a determination to address the challenges ahead and to improve children and young people’s lives."

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Reply Posted by Lisag on Thursday March 7 2013 at 15:17
Improving children's and young people's lives. Well how's about you start by re instating out of hours learning and the youth service. To give them something to do!!

Reply Posted by Jules on Thursday March 7 2013 at 16:04
When they've finished school,how's about you FIND them something to do,you've got parental responsibilitys !!

Reply Posted by Nick on Friday March 8 2013 at 10:17
Find them something to do? The parents of the child should find them something to do, they have parental responsibilities. Young people should be actively engaging with their own lives, at least that way they can't blame it on someone else when they mess it up.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Friday March 8 2013 at 17:29
Sounds about right for Barnsley MBC, close down youth clubs and find sombody a £60,000 a year job to find why kids have nowhere to go in the evening.???

Reply Posted by Sian bKer on Saturday March 9 2013 at 10:45
PLease save our out of hours as its a brilliant place for children to go to as there is exiting things to do there the help you with home work Nd Also provie us with a lot of stuff and set activities so its a great pleasure As young kids will be able to meet new people however if it closes how's people gunna get to make new friends and learn new things so please save the library's out of ours as its going to get the kids of the streets vandalising things and getting up to no good so PLEASE KEEP OUT OF HOURS IN WORSBROUGH LIBRARY OPEN

Reply Posted by Rebecca on Sunday March 10 2013 at 09:30
Please keep the youth clubs open it will mean so much to the young people especially the ones for people will disabilities.