Richmond upon Thames Partnership

The Richmond upon Thames Partnership (RP) brings together the public, private and voluntary and community sectors to improve the quality of life for all those who come to the Borough to live, work or visit.

Annual conference

This year's conference will take place on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Find out more

About the RP

The Partnership’s Governance Framework(pdf, 61KB) sets out the strategic, decision making and operational structure of the Partnership, and the roles and responsibilities of partners.

The Partnership is chaired by the Leader of the Council, Cllr Gareth Roberts. It is a non-statutory and non-executive group that meets three times a year, and holds one annual conference. The RP is responsible for the Richmond Upon Thames Community Plan 2016 - 2020, which was partly developed by the RP partners and sets out the shared vision for the Borough from now until 2017.

Executive group members
Organisation Position
1. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Leader, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames & Chair of the Richmond Partnership
2. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames The Chief Executive
3. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Director of Adults and Community Services
4. Children and Young People's Strategic Partnership Director of Education and Children's Services
5. The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames Director of Environment
6. Richmond Adult Community College Principal and Chief Executive
7. Richmond Housing Partnership Chief Executive
8. Richmond Voluntary Services Council Chief Executive
9. The London Borough of Richmond Public Health Team The Director of Public Health
10. Richmond Police The Borough Commander
11. Richmond Fire Brigade The Borough Commander
12. Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group Authorising Officer Designate CCG


The RP has four thematic partnerships. These are supported by sub groups, boards and forums:

View the RP partnership groups diagram(pdf, 84KB)


The Richmond Partnership Conference

The Richmond Partnership Conference 2018 brings the borough together to review how we can best serve the people who live, work and visit Richmond upon Thames.

This year's conference theme: Bringing new thinking to services for young people.

  • Date: Wednesday 10 October 2018
  • Time: 9am to 2pm
  • Location: The Churchill Suite, Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, Twickenham TW2 7BA
  • Price: Free

This year's focus is on how we can bring new thinking to the services we deliver to young people, whether as a statutory service, in the community or on a voluntary basis.

This is an opportunity for you to bring your fresh thinking to discussions with public sector and voluntary and community sector leads.

The keynote speech is from Fiona Spargo Mabbs of the Daniel Spargo Mabbs Foundation who has been working with young Richmond residents to combat risky behaviours. In addition to this there will be a marketplace of new information from Richmond service providers and lunch will be provided.


The agenda for the Richmond Partnership conference 2018
Time Event
9am Registration, marketplace viewing and refreshments
9.30am Welcome
Cllr Gareth Roberts, Leader of Richmond Council & Chair of The Richmond upon
Thames Partnership
9.40am Introduction
Kieron White, conference host
9.50am Bringing new ideas to early interventions
Rob Henderson, Director of Children’s Services, Richmond Council
10am Setting the scene
Jill Frederick and Catherine Hogarth, Children’s Centre
Rob Applegarth, Superintendent, Metropolitan Police
Max Cotton, volunteer with Off the Record & Head Boy, Waldegrave School
10.25am Break and Marketplace
10.40am Workshop session one, feedback at 11.20am
11.35am Supporting young people to make safe changes
Fiona Spargo-Mabbs, Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation
11.50am Workshop session two, feedback at 12.30am
12.45pm Ask the Panel
Cllr Penny Frost, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services & Schools
Dr Brinda Paramothayan, Clinical Commissioning Group
Ian Dodds, Interim Chief Executive, Achieving for Children
Kathryn Williamson, Director, Richmond upon Thames Council for Voluntary Service
Chris Robson, Independent Chair, Richmond Local Safeguarding Children Board
1.10pm Closing Remarks
Cllr Penny Frost
1.20pm Lunch and marketplace viewing



Should you have any further queries, please email or contact Priya Samuel, Partnership Officer, or by telephone on 0208 831 6194.

Previous annual conference

The Richmond Partnership Conference took place on Friday 7 July 2017.

View the agenda (pdf, 398 KB)

RP Bulletins

Make an enquiry

For more information about the Richmond upon Thames Partnership, please contact:

Elizabeth Kingdom - Partnership Officer

Telephone: 020 8831 6095

Updated: 5 October 2018