Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Justine has recently joined the Independent Inquiry in Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) as the Lead Safeguarding Officer. She has been seconded from her substantive post at the NSPCC to assist the Inquiry in it’s important work for the next two years.
Justine qualified as a Social Worker in 1993 and has worked in a variety of statutory and voluntary sector settings both in the UK. Her early statutory Social Work experience had a profound impact on her safeguarding practice. Working in South Yorkshire in areas of high deprivation taught her much about resilience, children, their families and child protection.
After a period of time away for the statutory sector working with an NGO in East Africa Justine returned to the UK to work in the third sector. She has since specialised in work with Looked After Children. Prior to joining the Inquiry I have been the Service Manager for a number of NSPCC teams working with children specialising in CSA, CSE and HSB (Harmful Sexual Behaviour) in South and West Yorkshire.