NEWS: Children’s Society head of PR leaves to go solo

The Children’s Society’s public affairs director Terry Warburton quit last week ending a nine-year stint at the voluntary organisation.

The Children’s Society’s public affairs director Terry Warburton quit

last week ending a nine-year stint at the voluntary organisation.



Warburton, the society’s most senior communications executive, is

planning to set up as an independent public relations and promotions

consultant.



He joined in 1987 from the public relations department of the British

Railways Board where he handled the launch of Network SouthEast and the

re-launch of InterCity.



At the society - a voluntary organisation of the Church of England and

Wales - Warburton managed 30 staff in social policy, press and public

relations, publications and publicity and information services.



While at the Children’s Society he directed Le Walk, a fundraising event

through the Channel Tunnel in February 1994, which raised over pounds 2

million for charity.



‘It has been a long-time ambition to work for myself,’ said Warburton

about his departure.



One of his first tasks as a consultant will be to manage an independent

marketing review for the society.



It will begin looking for a replacement for Warburton when the results

of the review are announced this August.



The Children’s Society currently has 90 projects throughout England and

Wales. Its work includes dealing with runaway children, organising

family placements for children with special needs and running family

centres in areas of high unemployment.



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