The Rector

  Ms Opeyemi Ebulu-Eyuruntari is a Safeguarding and Child Protection Specialist, Trainer, Health, Social Policy and Social Development Consultant. She is the Principal Consultant/CEO, Saffron Social Development Global Foundation (SaffronSDGF) and Founder/CEO of Saffron Global Services Limited.

She is multi-cultural, multi-lingual and versed in x major Nigerian languages whilst respecting the wealth of culture and religion each community represents. Opeyemi has a BSc (Hons) degree in Health and Social Policy from the London Metropolitan University, UK; NVQ Level 3 in Business Management, UK; NOW Level 3 Health and Social Care, UK; a PRINCE2 Project Manager; a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Housing Management (CIHM), the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and a Masters in Advanced Child Protection at the University of Kent (UK). She is a former member of the London Safeguarding Children Board Training Committee, Development Officers and Pan-London Safeguarding Children Board. Opeyemi has over eighteen years’ combined experience working in Social Care, particularly in the Drug and Alcohol Service, Domiciliary Home Care, and also served in several positions with the London Safeguarding Children Board in various London Councils.

Using research and statistical evidence to inform decisions, Opeyemi is ‘solution focused’ with a wide-ranging comparative approach and extensive understanding of critical social issues and strategies for dealing with them, to arrive at positive and better outcomes. Opeyemi is a leading professional in the forefront of safeguarding and child protection in Lagos State and Nigeria, actively advocating stakeholders to adopt the ‘Safeguarding Children Agenda. As a result, and in collaboration with other people, we now have the ‘Lagos State Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy’ signed by former Governor of Lagos State- Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’. It is now mandatory for this important policy to be implemented in all child focused organisations in Lagos State, whilst advocating for other States to adopt and develop similar policies.

She contributes to the wider goals of improving the wellbeing of all children, with particular focus on ‘Safeguarding Children’ and very passionate about Saffron’s Safeguarding the Nigerian Child Initiative (SNCi), registered with the United Nations (UN) partnership towards achieving the Global ‘Sustainable Developmental Goals’ for Nigeria, which is also recently confirmed as a member of the ‘Global Partnership on Ending Child Violence’.