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Rachel Childs

Rachel Childs

Professional Conduct Committee, Lay Member

Rachel is a qualified teacher and headteacher and has spent the last 25 years working with children between the ages of 4 and 16 in a variety of different settings. She is currently a non executive director for the Priors Court Foundation, a charity offering specialist education and care for children and young people with severe autism.

In addition to her career in education, Rachel has wide experience of regulation. She was a non executive director and Council member at the Advertising Standards Authority between 2011 and 2018, taking on the role of Senior Independent Director for her final three years. She undertakes a variety of regulatory roles for different statutory and self regulatory bodies including the Portman Group, the Nursing and Midwifery Council, Health Education England and Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council. She also sits on the Advertising Advisory Committee, providing a consumer perspective to CAP and BCAP on the broadcast and non broadcast advertising codes.

Annual Register of Interest 2020

Membership of formal groups:

Business, professional or social relationships:
Rachel works for a number of different regulatory and charitable bodies (roles listed below).

Companies or associations which you or members of your family are officers of employees or in which you or they have beneficial interests:
Nursing and Midwifery Council (Fitness to Practise Panellist)
The Portman Group (Director and Member of the Independent Complaints Panel)
The Advertising Standards Authority (Director and Member of the Advertising Advisory Committee)
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council (Independent Person)
Department of Transport and Penalty Fares Ltd (3rd Stage Appeals Chair and Panellist)
Priors Court Foundation (Non-Executive Director and Trustee)
Health Education England Thames Valley (Lay Advisor)
IPSO (Standards Investigation Panellist)

Involvement in partnerships, joint ventures or consortia:

Professional relationships with individuals, organisations or businesses that might have relations with ARB: