Young Person's Outreach Worker since March 2014 (on maternity leave)
What I do
As a Young Person's Outreach Worker I work 1:1 with girls and young women who are being sexually epxloited or significant risk thereof - building their trust, establishing a relationship, raising their awareness of the risks they are facing and how to reduce these through talking to them about CSE and related issues such as online safety, health relationships, sexual health etc. I also deliver training to other professionals in Leeds and elsewhere to other professionals and deliver awareness sessions in schools about CSE, online safety and consent.
What I did before
I worked as a Connexions Advisor supporting young people to overcome the barriers preventing them from engaging in Employment, Education or Training.
A little bit about me
I have lived in Yorkshire all of my life and began working in Leeds in 2010. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this city and like to spend a lot of my free time exploring!! I love going to gigs and have a diverse taste in music….from The XX to Eminem!! My cat Saso is the love of my life and I am fondly referred to as ‘crazy cat lady’ by my work colleagues. I like to spoil him lots and he has more toys than most children