Ann Marie is safeguarding practitioner and has been a qualified social worker since 1996. She has worked for various local authorities on the front line, in management, Local Safeguarding Children Board Trainer, LADO, Safeguarding advisor to schools, school improvement advisor, Designated Safeguarding Lead trainer and Designated Safeguarding Lead coordinator. She held half termly meetings with the DSL’s and shared updates, local themes and support at these meetings. She is well known amongst her peers and is very passionate about keeping children safe and sharing her knowledge about child abuse and violence against women. Ann Marie has specialised in safeguarding from 1992 and specialised within education and childcare settings since being a school- based social worker in 1999. She went on to manage social workers in schools for a Local Authority.
In 2003 she managed a Child Protection Team for a Local Authority and supported 75 local schools with child protection advice, training and consultancy. In 2010, she became an independent social worker and provides associate consultancy and training to various organisations including NSPCC, Local Authorities, , ISI Consultancy, Early Years Teams, Youth Justice Teams, Boarding School Association, The Key for Leaders, Optimus Education, Council of International Schools, AEGIS, IAPS, Insurance companies, Charities, Faith organisations, Premier League, Multi Academy Trusts and more. She writes articles and contributes regularly to Head Teachers Update, SEN Magazine and Nursery World. Ann Marie frequently delivers workshops and keynotes at National & International conferences. She raises the awareness of child abuse and promotes child protection internationally and over the last few years delivers training and keynotes in Dubai, Singapore, Jamaica, Japan and Armenia.
She was’ Highly Commended’ and received an award at the Win Trade Awards 2019 for ‘Woman in the Public Sector’ and nominated in 2018 & 2019 in the NSPCC Child Protection Trainer of the Year.