Professors

Gabriela Smolinska-Poffley

Roma Support Group

Gabriela Smolinska–Poffley is Roma Support Group’s deputy manager and a Roma Support & Engagement Programme Leader. She has been working with East European Roma communities since 2002. From 2002 until 2005 Gaba ran after school activities for Roma children. These included art and crafts sessions and a reading group; through those activities Gaba was co-responsible […]

Jahnine Davis

PhD Researcher at Kingston University

Jahnine Davis is a specialist consultant in Child Sexual Abuse and is currently a PhD Researcher at Kingston University where she is exploring Black British children and young people’s experiences of telling and disclosing child sexual abuse. She is the chair of the contextual safeguarding; beyond referrals harmful sexual behaviour project on behalf of The […]

Philippa Waterman

The learning day will be facilitated by Pippa Waterman. Pippa is a qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor, and a qualified teacher and training in safeguarding.   She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and was a Senior Lecturer for MSc in Safeguarding at the University of Birmingham.   Pippa has been a Named Nurse […]

Julie Swede

After experiencing sexual abuse and physical violence as a child I became a runaway and was groomed into prostitution at the age of 14. I was put onto the streets of Southampton at 15 and was then trafficked around the south and south west in brothels, massage parlours, private flats and as an escort. I […]

Felicity Reed

Felicity Reed is an Adult Psychotherapist and UKCP accredited Supervisor with a background in understanding and supporting people who experience mental distress in complex circumstances, such as in homelessness, substance abusing, criminal justice and emergency service contexts. She has worked for almost twenty years as a practitioner, leader and service designer, creating new ways to […]

Felicity Reed

PAUSE Southwark

Felicity Reed is an Adult Psychotherapist and UKCP accredited Supervisor with a background in understanding and supporting people who experience mental distress in complex circumstances, such as in homelessness, substance abusing, criminal justice and emergency service contexts. She has worked for almost twenty years as a practitioner, leader and service designer, creating new ways to […]

Dr Hannah Bows

Assistant Professor in Criminal Law

Hannah is an Assistant Professor in Criminal Law and Director of Equality and Diversity within Durham Law School. She is Co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse (CRiVA). Over the last six years she has conducted research examining different forms of […]

Junior Smart

Business Development Manager and Head of SOS Gangs Project, St Giles Trust

Junior Smart joined St Giles Trust in 2006 upon his release from prison from where he was given a 10-year sentence for a drug and gang related offence. With support from St Giles Trust he set up and developed the award-winning SOS Gangs project, London’s largest ex-offender gangs exit programme. Now covering 13 London boroughs and […]

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