I have just been appointed Safeguarding Governor and feel privileged to have been asked to work with the Safeguarding Team at Fairfield School.
I currently work as the DSL (Designated Senior Leader), and Wellbeing Officer at Diamond Wood Community Academy in Ravensthorpe where my role is to support staff, students and parents with any issues that cause barriers to learning, i.e. child protection issues, behaviour, attendance, social and emotional issues etc.
My working experience has been in child health and I have worked within the Children's Community Nursing Team offering continuing care to children with complex needs. I have also worked at Hollybank school as a Residential Care Officer, but over the last 15 years have worked as a Safeguarding Officer in main stream education. Throughout this time, I have built up links with social care, the police, health and many other agencies that support me in my role today. I believe very much in working alongside families, building up relationships where they feel supported and encouraged to make change where necessary.
Every child has the right to access what they need to have a good life and I hope to put my experience to good use to ensure Fairfield School remains a safe space for the children and young people to learn and develop.