Dr Lauren Wroe

Dr Lauren Wroe is a Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire within the International Centre: Researching Child Sexual Exploitation, Violence and Trafficking. As a member of the Contextual Safeguarding team, she works on two research projects; a contextual safeguarding evaluation of the MOPAC funded pan-London project ‘Rescue and Response: Improving the identification and response […]

Jo Sharpen


Jo Sharpen is a qualified youth worker with person centred counselling training, a BSc (hons) in Psychology and a MA in Women and Child Abuse. She also holds a certificate and diploma in online counselling. She has worked for AVA – Against Violence and Abuse ( for 10 years, managing the children and young people’s […]

Dr Mary Tilki

Dr Mary Tilki is a nurse by background and latterly a university lecturer teaching and researching health and social care. Mary has a particular interest in ethnic health inequalities, especially those affecting older people and has researched and published several articles over the last 20 years.  She has been active in the Irish voluntary sector […]

Dr Sheena Webb

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Dr Sheena Webb is the London Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) team manager and a consultant clinical child psychologist. Sheena and her team work closely with parents who are, or have been, alcohol and drug dependent and who often have experienced the successive removal of children into care. She will explore these key questions […]

Martin Lennon

Senior Policy and Public Affairs Analyst, Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Martin Lennon is the project lead on Growing Up North report and the north/south divide  

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