Safeguarding Children: Finding Solutions for Better Protection
- 08:30 - 16:30
- The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
Wendy has over 30 years’ experience in the field of child protection as a practitioner, manager, trainer, researcher and lecturer, and most recently as an HMI and Specialist Advisor for Ofsted. Wendy has worked for local authorities, the NSPCC, the Nationwide Children’s Research Centre and in social work education. Her research on parent’s perspectives of the child protection system was published in 2010.
Wendy joined Ofsted in September 2010 and has a range of experience in undertaking and leading inspections including leading the national thematic inspection of neglect which was published in 2014. In her current role she has developed and led Joint Targeted Area Inspections, including into child sexual exploitation, the neglect of older children and most recently child exploitation and gangs. Wendy was the Specialist Adviser for child sexual exploitation for two years before taking up her current post. She works in the policy team providing cross remit advice guidance and training to the schools and FES, early years, and social care remits, and is involved in developing frameworks for inspections.