I offer a consultancy service in the field of safeguarding children based on nearly forty years of professional social work experience. I can also provide advice and guidance in relation to particular safeguarding scenarios that your organisation may have. Through the experience that I have gained in my career I can design safeguarding services for organisations that seek to comply with best practice standards with particular emphasis on transparency and accountability. Through the introduction and adoption of an audit process, organisations can learn from their experience and use that as a basis for improving and strengthening the quality of their practice. Based on the principle that experience should be learnt from, I can help organisations to prevent repeating mistakes and errors of judgement but also importantly build upon their good practice.
Where safeguarding policies are already in place, I can provide a compliance audit to confirm that they are being followed. My services are available either by the hour or by the day and can be delivered throughout the island of Ireland or internationally if required. They can also be provided remotely through the internet.
Safeguarding policies are sometimes overly complex and use jargon. This impacts on the ease with which they can be implemented. Through my experience I can help your organisation refocus on confirming actions taken in response to identified risk rather than simply publishing policies.