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London 28 September 2021

Manchester 30 September 2021



As the CEO, Patrick has grown The Ben Kinsella Trust from its roots in Islington, North London to one of the country’s leading anti-knife crime charities. The Ben Kinsella Trust was founded by Brooke Kinsella following the murder of her 16-year old brother, Ben, in an unprovoked knife attack in 2008. The Ben Kinsella Trust delivers its choices and consequences anti-knife educational workshops to schools and youth groups from its exhibition sites in London and Nottingham. The Trust’s exhibition is visited by over 4,000 young people every year. A further 20,000 young people use the Trust’s online resources each year.

Sarah specialises in HR support and leads Narrow Quay HR Consultancy along with Caitlin Anniss. Sarah has experience working with a range of clients across different sectors.. Examples of the HR support Sarah can provide includes day to day support with employee relations issues, on-site support at disciplinary or grievance hearings, conducting investigations and providing on-site support with projects work such as restructuring or changes to terms and conditions. Sarah’s background as an experienced employment lawyer ensures that she can get to grips with issues quickly and provide a well-reasoned and pragmatic solution. Sarah also jointly runs Narrow Quay's quarterly HR Club and regularly undertakes speaking slots and training for clients.

Caitlin is a CIPD qualified HR professional and former employment lawyer who leads Narrow Quay HR. Caitlin has experience of working with clients from a range of different backgrounds, including extensive experience of working with clients in the education sector. She has been a school governor for an academy. Caitlin can provide support with day to day employee relations issues, onsite support with disciplinary or grievance hearings, support with HR projects such as consultancy exercises and workplace investigations. Caitlin's background as an experienced employment lawyer ensures that she can get to grips with issues quickly and provide well-reasoned and pragmatic solutions. Caitlin has experience of working closely with Governors, Trustees and Senior Management Teams within the schools that she supports and helps them to manage both day to day issues and more complex strategic projects. Caitlin regularly provides training for clients on a range of HR topics.

Lorna has been a teacher for 24 years and was a senior leader and designated safeguarding lead for over 15 years in a North London secondary school. She now works in inclusion consultancy and leads training around safeguarding. Lorna is also an Education programme leader, a local primary school advisory board member and a trustee for Fitzrovia Youth Action, a leading charity in Camden. She had responsibility for several whole school areas including admissions, attendance and punctuality, inclusion, secondary transition and mental health. Under her leadership, safeguarding was judged as either outstanding or highly effective on three separate Ofsted inspections 

Dai is an expert education lawyer at Browne Jacobson LLP and heads up the north west team based in their Manchester office.  Dai advises schools, academies and MATs on frontline education matters, including school admissions and exclusions, parental complaints, GDPR and all safeguarding issues. As well as supporting schools with everyday safeguarding issues – positive DBS disclosures, overseas checks, parental consent, school-wide compliance and safeguarding culture – Dai also manages complex safeguarding issues for schools, such as serious allegations against staff and pupil fatalities, and also supports schools with the press interest that flows from those issues and implementing post incident action plans to learn from those experiences. Dai also carries out MAT safeguarding audits to support Trusts with improving safeguarding practices at each academy and developing consistent approaches and structures that support best practice trust-wide safeguarding.

Ann Marie Christian worked in child protection for 30 years, including as a qualified social worker for 25 years. She was a school based social worker in 1999 and managed social workers in schools for a local authority afterwards.  Ann Marie delivered multi agency training for the LSCB. She has worked as a LADO, safeguarding advisor and social work manager, along with leading school improvement work. An independent safeguarding consultant since 2010, Ann Marie does associate work with the NSPCC, Premier League, Local Authorities, International & Boarding Schools, Education, Faith, Arts, Early Years and Charity settings.

Andrea has worked in pastoral and safeguarding roles in a variety of educational settings for over 20 years. Having been a Designated Safeguarding Lead for over 10 years, Andrea became the School Safeguarding Lead for a large Local Authority. For the last 3 years, Andrea has worked independently to develop and deliver bespoke training, audits and supervision for educational establishments and now heads up a team of consultants to provide safeguarding support across the country. Schools Safeguarding focuses on supporting all school stakeholders, and prides themselves on providing realistic, practical and innovative safeguarding solutions.

Joanna has worked in child protection and safeguarding for 25 years, the first 13 as child protection social worker and for the last 12 as an independent consultant and trainer. As a core trainer for her Local Safeguarding Children Partnership, she has delivered multi-agency training for 11 years and also delivers bespoke training for organisations, including schools. A safeguarding consultant, Joanna leads on case reviews, including serious case reviews and child safeguarding practice reviews.

Craig Pinkney is a Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist and CEO for Solve: The Centre for Youth Violence and Conflict CIC (UK). An experienced Youth Worker, Craig has a Masters in Criminology and is currently a PhD Researcher in Social Science. With over 17 years' experience as an outreach worker, transformational speaker, international gang exit strategist, mediator, mentor, and filmmaker, Craig is well known for working with some of the country's most challenging young people, potentially high-risk offenders, victims of gang violence and youth who are deemed most hard to reach. Craig is also the UK lead for the EU Gangs Project, an advisor for the National Youth Agency, Norfolk County Council (Children’s Services), Violence Reduction Unit (Nottingham), the Ministry of Justice in Jamaica, and a visiting lecturer, specialising in Urban Street Gangs, Youth Violence, Social Media, Race and Crime, Racism and Anti-Racist Practice.

Ella is an NSPCC accredited safeguarding and child protection trainer, providing training and consultancy for over 15 years to schools and organisations. As the former Director of Safeguarding for the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, Ella has managed safeguarding cases and teams, in one of the most deprived areas in the UK. Ella’s specialist safeguarding subjects include: being a Home Office approved anti-radicalisation and extremism trainer, forced marriage, child sexual exploitation, designated safeguarding lead trainer and emotional health and wellbeing.

Debbie Innes-Turnill is an independent safeguarding consultant supporting organisations and individuals with their safeguarding roles and responsibilities. She specialises in auditing policies and procedures, action planning and training, as well as providing ongoing safeguarding supervision. She has 30 years’ experience as an educator at all levels of education, from pre-school to University.  She currently lectures, part time, on an advanced child protection Master’s degree, in addition to supporting the Batchelor’s and Master’s in social work. Her academic research includes: Child Abuse and Poverty, Self-Regulation and issues pertaining to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Having worked for over 20 years advising schools on serious safeguarding incidents, inspection and regulation, SEN and equality, serious disciplinary incidents, complex complaints, reputation management and the media, Yvonne is well placed to assist schools when complex and often unforeseen incidents occur. Yvonne works with Academy Trusts and independent schools.  She is recognised by the independent legal directories and quotes from clients include:  'I love her deep understanding of the sector; she is a dyed-in-the-wool expert. She has done a magnificent job, and is very personable.'  Yvonne has also worked with overseas governments in setting up child protection systems and inspection regimes for children's services in Romania, Tajikistan and Moldova.