Bradford Council appoints new Director of Children’s Services

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Marium Haque has been appointed the new Strategic Director of Children’s Services at Bradford Council after holding the post on an interim basis since October 2021.

Marium, a former teacher, joined Bradford Council as Deputy Director for Education and Learning in October 2018 after three years at Wakefield Council where she was Service Director of Education.

She took on the Interim Strategic Director of Children’s Services role at Bradford 15 months ago following the departure of the previous Director of Children’s Services.

Marium Haque said: “I am looking forward to continuing to lead our improvement journey as Strategic Director for Children’s Services.

“My commitment in taking this post is to ensure that services meet the needs of all children and young people and I am especially interested in what we can do to improve outcomes, particularly for children and young people who may experience additional challenges and difficulties.

“I am excited to continue to work with the dedicated team we have in Children’s Services and to work closely with the new Bradford Children and Families Trust.”

Kersten England, Chief Executive of Bradford Council, said: "I want to congratulate Marium on her permanent appointment. Since taking the interim role she has more than proved her ability, laying some solid foundations for the improvement work that we know is needed.”

Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “I am delighted that Marium has accepted the post on a permanent basis. With her experience of delivering for children and families, she has shown herself to be an outstanding candidate for the role and I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with her and her team as we move forward.”


Published: 23/01/2023
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Contact: Rebecca Smith

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