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Mr Robert Templeton

Registrant Member

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Robert is an independent social work and social care advisor with over 25 years experience in health and social care, across the full range of adult and children services. He has a successful track record of senior management and strategic leadership within dispersed and complex health and social care organisations throughout Local Authorities, the NHS and the Third Sector.

Robert was Director of Health and Social Care Operations at the Military Charity SSAFA providing financial, practical and emotional assistance to both serving and veterans of the British armed forces and their families. He was responsible for a broad portfolio of services including NHS Primary Care Services, Social Care Services, Fostering and Adoption, and Support for Bereaved Families and the families of those wounded, injured or sick

Prior to this Robert was Head of Transforming Social Care at the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) leading on SCIE’s Dignity, Personalisation, Social Work Practice Pilots, Adult Safeguarding, Carers, Mental Health and Mental Capacity Act programs. He has worked as Principal Consultant for Social Care Services at the Local Government Association (LGA) providing strategic advice to the LGA on policy and improvement of social care and health. 

Robert has also held a number of senior management positions in local authorities including Head of Learning Disability Services for The Royal Borough of Greenwich and London Borough of Bexley.  He started his career in children’s social work with roles in Cambridgeshire County Council’s Education Department, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and in the London Borough of Hackney. Robert also worked as a Special Needs Social Worker in Tala, Kangundo, Kenya.



Members’ Register of Interests

In addition to providing the following declaration of private interests, the Council member has undertaken to abide by the Code of Conduct for Council members .

Membership of, or position of general control or management of, (current memberships or those held in the last two years) any body:

a) to which a Council member is appointed by the HCPC:


b) exercising functions of a public nature:

Chair - Hampshire's Safeguarding Audit Board

Chair - Hampshire's Safeguarding Adult Board

Chair - Portsmouth's Safeguarding Adult Board

c) directed to charitable purposes:


d) whose principal purposes includes the influence of public opinion or policy (including any political party or trade union):

Member - British Association of Social Workers 



Remunerated employment:

Chair - Hampshire's Safeguarding Audit Board

Chair - Hampshire's Safeguarding Adult Board

Chair - Portsmouth's Safeguarding Adult Board

And various consultancy assignments.


Directorships in public and private companies including non executive directorships:

Director of Well Street Better Care and Health Limited.


Shareholdings which give the Council member a majority or controlling interest in any undertaking:

Director of Well Street Better Care and Health Limited.


Contracts for goods, services or works made between the HCPC and the Council member or a firm in which the member is a partner, or a company of which the member is remunerated as a director :



Gifts, hospitality and inducements received:


From : 01/01/2014
To : 31/12/2022

Register of interests

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