Director for Safeguarding, Strategy and Quality

Dr Suzanne Smith PhD

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Biography

Dr Suzanne Smith is the Director for Safeguarding, Strategy and Quality at the Disclosure and Barring Service. Suzanne took on this post at the DBS in May 2017. Suzanne has specialised in safeguarding for the last 27 years and has a PhD in Child Protection. A qualified nurse and health visitor, Suzanne has led safeguarding teams across acute and community sectors of the NHS.

Director for Safeguarding, Strategy and Quality

Some of the Director for Safeguarding, Strategy and Quality responsibilities include: • reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), accountable for quality management, external relations, stakeholder engagement, research, customer services, strategy and policy and marketing • developing and championing a vision for safeguarding, strategy and quality across DBS