Safeguarding Association

Specialists in support for safeguarding professionals working with 15 - 25 year olds
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Hi I’m Kate and I’m the founder of the Safeguarding Association.

I help senior safeguarding leads manage those 20% of complex cases which take up 80% of your time. 

The world of child protection can be a daunting place for even the most experienced safeguarding leads. It is a world of processes and procedures, which, even though you know you do your DSL job excellently, can leave you with a feeling of uncertainty about those cases with complex issues.

As senior lead, the responsibility is yours alone and responsibility can be a heavy burden regardless of your experience. 

Work With Me

Remove the uncertainty and loneliness through simple steps.

Through these steps you’ll feel safe when working in this arena, regardless of how complex the situation. You’ll reduce your worry, be confident in the steps you take and ensure you feel you have discharged your responsibilities to the best of your ability. 


Working 1-1 we can map your way through a particular issue or process.

Supervision often focusses on cases rather than the emotiaonl issues which arise form complex cases.

I support professionals by providing a safe space to grow their capacity for complex case analysis & to engage in the ongoing learning process by developing their skills and knowledge at a higher level. 


Open courses/webinars on specific subjects to assist you.

The Safeguarding Association Training Academy has a range of courses to suit your needs and will help ensure your work is of the highest standard and significantly reduce the adverse scrutiny of your work.

Our courses are for practitioners in the child protection arena. We have a range of open and bespoke in-house programmes available.


Join your peers in the Safeguarding Association and get access to me and ongoing development.

The Safeguarding Association Members Hub is the heart of our organisation. I support senior safeguarding leads who are busy, overstretched and time poor, keep up to date easily through online CPD and support for difficult and often complex child protection situations

The Members Hub is for you if you want easy support, simple updates and 1-1 conversations to help deal with crises and overwhelm.

What People Are Saying

“Training was relevant, hard-hitting, inspiring and flowed really well”

Service Manager

“Interesting course delivered effectively by a knowledgable tutor in this area. Friendly in her approach and able to communicate and explain issues clearly”

Social Worker

“[Training was] interactive, a lot of the scenarios were relevant to our line of work”

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I'll also send you details of upcoming courses, conferences and membership of the Safeguarding Association. This won't be every week but will be several times a year.

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