Janet Toplis – Statutory Lay Member

Janet's previous role as the Head of Safeguarding for Children and Young People with Wolverhampton City Council has given her extensive experience in social care and working in complex organisations which cross over boundaries of service.

She remains a registered Social Worker and currently is a Vice Chair of an adoption and permanence panel alongside being a member of a fostering panel. She is also the Chair of Governors at a primary school. This continued experience in working with children and evaluation of families through adoption and fostering provides valuable understanding of the issues affecting children and families in our communities.

 Janet has a particular interest in the quality and safety of services for patients. Additionally she is the Chair of the Joint Commissioning Group for the six CCGs working across Staffordshire. Janet has been part of Cannock Chase Governing Body and Joint Quality Committee since 2013.