Meet the Team
I have over 30 years’ experience working with schools and dealing with social, welfare, behaviour and safeguarding issues which impact on the school community.
I managed a large attendance and welfare service, and have successfully overseen a number of national pilots, developed and delivered a range of training courses and was the Educational Lead for Child Protection and Safeguarding for 20 years.
I have been a Senior Advisor with lead responsibility for Safeguarding, supporting schools in Ofsted inspections, managing allegations against staff and critical incidents in school.
Director - Safeguarding Consultant
I started my career working for a Local Authority housing department, then moved to Newcastle Education Welfare as an Attendance Officer, Parent Support Adviser and Lead EWO. Whilst with Education Welfare I had the opportunity to work across primary and secondary and was involved in projects supporting asylum seekers and refugees and anti-bullying. During this time I was trained to develop and deliver training within the Local Authority, while developing the Parent Support Adviser role nationally with the Training and Development Agency for staff, schools and community groups. I then became a member of the Senior Leadership Team and Designated Safeguarding Lead at a primary school in the West End of Newcastle.
After several years I became a Service Manager for vulnerable families for North Tyneside Council, managing a multi-disciplinary team, children’s centres and the Troubled Families agenda. This role included training and development of multi-disciplinary teams from the public and voluntary sector.