Carmel Littleton has been appointed as the new director of children’s services in London Borough Islington, following on from Eleanor Schooling who has moved to Ofsted.
Carmel Littleton (Image: courtesy of LBI), has been director of children’s services in Thurrock since 2013.
On 18th November 2015, Children and Young People Now, (article: Neil Puffett) reported that:
‘The local authority said that Carmel Littleton, who has been Director of Children’s Services in Thurrock since 2013, will take up the post in the new year.
Her background includes teaching, working as an educational psychologist and as a children’s services adviser.
Littleton said: “I am delighted to be joining Islington and look forward to both the challenge and exciting opportunities that this brings.
“I can’t wait to build on the excellent work that is already under way and ensure every child and young person has the best possible chances in life.”
Islington Council leader Richard Watts said: “The job will have its challenges because Islington is a borough of such great contrasts. Islington is one of the most deprived areas in the country with the fourth highest child poverty rate and complex underlying social problems that need to be tackled”.
SmithMartin Partnership are pleased to have worked with Early Years in Children’s Services in Islington, building on and developing the good work in children’s services.