The 7th Learning Disabilities and Autism: Promoting Positive Outcomes Conference
- 08:30 - 15:45
- ETC.Venues Prospero House, London
Natasha Chopra is the Service Manager on The Children’s Society’s Disrupting Exploitation Programme in London.
This national program is funded by the Big Lottery Fund and aims to disrupt exploitation in Greater Manchester, London and the West Midlands. A key focus is to drive long-term, sustainable outcomes for young people, and work both directly with young people and on impacting the systems and contexts that place children at risk of exploitation. Natasha started working on the programme in August 2018 and is continually developing and championing effective practice within her team.
Natasha’s professional knowledge includes diverse roles supporting individuals affected by domestic and sexual abuse, child exploitation, mental health, LGBTQ, youth offending troubled families and hate crime (previously worked for Bede House, Solace Women’s Aid, Lambeth Youth Offending Service, and Victim Support). Prior to Natasha joining The Children’s Society, she managed an Independent Domestic Sexual Violence Service (IDSVA) offering support to adults and children subjected to domestic abuse and sexual exploitation, and effectively led the service through a specialist marked accreditation.
Throughout Natasha’s career she has ensured continuous improvement and taken innovative action that has impacted services and teams. Natasha takes pride in being an individual who generates imaginative alternatives and she takes risks by adopting new directions; this is the success behind her creatively led contextual safeguarding outcomes. Natasha is self-motivated and faces every challenge with enthusiasm and a positive attitude.
Natasha graduated with a BA Combined Honours in Sociology and Criminology. Natasha has ensured professional development throughout her working practice and is a qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA), she has also completed the accredited Service Manager qualification with SafeLives.