Growing up as a daughter of two parents who trained and worked as social workers, and whose friends were all social workers I gained an understanding of child abuse, neglect, child protection and the social care system from a very young age. I feel passionate about improving safeguarding in education, and the necessity for all agencies across sectors to work together to protect children from harm and neglect.

Above all, I endeavor to contribute to effective multi-agency partnership working, and finding ways to enhance safeguarding work where professionals work together with the child at the centre, and the child’s voice both audible and central to the process at all times.