I am an established independent safeguarding children trainer and consultant. My areas of expertise include Safeguarding Children, Child Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Neglect, and practice standards. My current work includes working with the Children’s Commissioner regarding a new online app for young people wanting advice on potential safeguarding issues; and work with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
Originally a Child Care law solicitor, I became involved in practice development and safeguarding training after working on a Home Office Child Sexual Exploitation research and development pilot in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. I then established the company that became Safeguarding Children Training & Consultancy Ltd in 2002.
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