I have worked in Education for over 20 years. I started out working with children in a residential educational setting, moving on to mainstream via other specialist provisions. I have worked with children aged 4 – 17 with a variety of different needs such as ASD, SEMH (EBD), challenging behaviour, learning difficulties, attachment difficulties as well as pupils whose needs are met via mainstream education. I have always specialised in the pastoral side of education and am passionate about embracing the support schools can offer to children and families in order that they reach their potential. I have a proven track record in improving safeguarding for individual families, schools and wider services. I am enthusiastic and realistic about the challenges we face in education and truly believe that together we can overcome these to provide an offer of outstanding safeguarding for every pupil that comes through your doors every day.
I possess a unique skill set which encompasses both the worlds of education and safeguarding. Having been a CAF Champion, DSL and education representative for Local Authorities and LSCBs for many years, I have developed an expertise in ensuring that Education’s voice is heard in the world of safeguarding and child protection. I work closely with the leaders of schools and partner agencies such as Children’s Social Care, School Nurses etc to overcome discrepancies in priorities and ensure that all outcomes are child focussed. I have a pragmatic, realistic and solution focussed approach to improving safeguarding practice in education.
I would love to chat with you to see what we can do together to improve the outcomes for the children and young people at your school. Please do get in touch and I look forward to starting the journey to outstanding together.
– Safeguarding Consultant