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Essential Safeguarding

At Essential Safeguarding we pride ourselves with working in partnership with all services that commission us to carry out work. We believe very strongly that when commissioned we take a whole organisation / school approach to our work, by understanding strategically where the work we have been commissioned to deliver fits with other strategic actions of the organisation.

We will always offer our advice about gaps and improvements for your service as well as supporting your organisation / school to celebrate it’s achievements.

Please meet the Essential Safeguarding Team…

Louise Allen
Director
Louise Allen is one of the Directors at Essential Safeguarding and a qualified social worker with over 30 years experience working in  child protection. She has held a variety of Read More
Sharon Dixon
Director
Sharon Dixon is one of the Directors of Essential Safeguarding. A qualified Social Worker over 25 years ago with extensive experience in training on child sexual exploitation (CSE) and writing Read More
Bernadette Houten
General Nurse
Bernadette is a qualified registered General Nurse over 35 years with experience working within the acute and community based health care settings, Accident and Emergency department, followed by a community Read More
Lisa Hughes
Social Worker
Lisa Hughes is a qualified Social Worker of over 20 years. Lisa has delivered training on Domestic Abuse, is an Independent Domestic Violence Adviser (IDVA), a trainer in child protection Read More
Brenda Lee
General Nurse
Brenda Lee is a Registered General Nurse of over 35 years with experience of nursing within health in the acute and community sector and a named Nurse for safeguarding children. Read More
Annette Williams
Social Worker
Annette is a qualified Social Worker of over 25 years with experience of delivering training on female genital mutilation, spiritual possession, neglect, child protection and safeguarding.
Sue Little
social worker
Sue Little is a qualified social worker who has worked for over 30 years in statutory childcare and child protection. She has experience of chairing a wide range of meetings Read More
Pippa Miller
Play Therapist, Social Worker
Pippa Miller is a qualified registered Play Therapist, Social Worker and Freelance Trainer and has worked with children and families for 15 years. Pippa’s background includes working with families accessing Read More
Tahar Khan
Social Worker
Khan is a qualified Social Worker of over 15 years with his recent experience taking him to work in Dubai.
Sue Templeman
Social worker
Sue Templeman is a qualified Social worker of over 30 years. Her specialisms are training on child protection and safeguarding and the independent review of children looked after.
Paul Cotterill
Nurse
Paul is a qualified Nurse with the majority of his work over the years focusing on community development. Paul is a Chair of Governors at a secondary school with extensive Read More
Jenny Mason
Teaching Consultant
Jenny has had extensive experience of working in specialist and mainstream schools, across all age groups from 2–13 years old. She has held a number of posts including Phase Leader, Read More