Sarah Elliott is a Nurse and Health Visitor by background and during her 38 years in the NHS held a range of clinical leadership roles across different healthcare settings. Before retiring from the NHS Sarah was the Regional Chief Nurse for the South of England where she provided professional leadership for nursing and led on the quality and safety agenda for the region.

Sarah continues to use her knowledge and experience in a variety of roles linked to health and care including through her role on the National Safeguarding Panel, as a Specialist Advisor to the CQC and with Public Health England.

Sarah lives with her partner in East Dorset where she also volunteers for a charity for homeless people.

"Supporting children and families at some of the most difficult times in their lives has been a key feature of my career and it’s a privilege to continue this through working as a Trustee with Julia’s House with its long tradition of providing compassionate care and professional expertise to so many families across Dorset and Wiltshire."