I believe that by validating the human experience people can know they have value and worth. This is why I am a safeguarding trainer - because I want to empower others to do the same through my training.
How do I do that?
by ensuring safe spaces where people know there are no wrong or unintelligent questions.
and transform complicated subjects so they are easier to understand.
with a deep unwavering empathy.
It is easy to pay lip-service to the idea of self-care, encouraging you to look after yourself if you find this subject difficult. However, I believe that self-care is central when supporting vulnerable individuals and families. We counter-balance the fact that this subject matter is challenging through self-compassion and with the knowledge that change is possible.
YOU are part of the solution.
Look around you – you are the people who will make a change.
I bring over 25 years of experience working directly with children, young people and families in schools, childrens' homes and faith communities, both supporting them and delivering training to them and to the frontline professionals working with them, as well as leading staff and volunteer teams. I have worked with looked-after children, children in the care system, and those who have been abused.
I have worked (and continue to work) in primary and secondary schools, with local safeguarding boards and with charities and businesses who want to make sure that their safeguarding is robust and up-to-date.
I spent a number of years working in anti-human trafficking:
I then spent almost 5 years as a manager at the NSPCC before setting up my business as an independent safeguarding trainer. Since setting up my business I have joined the Harrow Local Safeguarding Board as part of their Learning and Development Team and am also the Online Safety Trainer for Wandsworth Local Safeguarding Board.
I love the fact that my business allows me to bring all of my experiences and expertise together with my passion for people and for working relationally with each of my clients to support them in the best way possible.