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New Director of Policy and Comms for Barnardo’s

Release Date: 11 Jun 2018

Children’s charity Barnardo’s has appointed Sagar Sharma as Director of Policy and Communications.


Sagar is currently Head of Strategic Communications (International) in the Prime Minister’s and Cabinet Office Communications team. His previous roles include Head of Communications for Criminal Justice System Reform, Chief Press Officer at the Ministry of Justice, Head of Strategic Communications in southern Afghanistan, and Head of Policy and Communications for the Department for International Development across South Asia.

Sagar has two decades of experience in using communications to achieve organisational objectives and drive policy outcomes, and has a developed network in the UK and  around the world.

Sagar said:

Barnardo's does an incredible job supporting some of the most vulnerable children in our society, having a positive impact across the UK. I'm privileged to be joining a truly passionate and talented team, and look forward to delivering against an ambitious agenda in the coming years.

Javed Khan, CEO of Barnardo’s said:

We are very much looking forward to Sagar joining us and leading our dedicated policy and communications team. Sagar has extensive senior experience leading strategic communications alongside media management, staff engagement and digital engagement. He has a strong track record in large and complex organisations as well as press, publicity and campaigns. We are sure his appointment will help us on our mission to highlight the vital work we do supporting vulnerable children, young people and families.

Sagar will be joining Barnardo’s at the end of July.

Last year, Barnardo’s worked with 272,000 children, young people and families at more than 1,000 services across the UK. This includes work with children who have suffered abuse and those who are at risk of sexual exploitation as well as young carers, care leavers and foster carers and adoptive parents.

Sagar Sharma can be found on twitter @ContinuingSaga

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