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Hi I’m Kate and I’m the founder of the Safeguarding Association.

I help non-lawyers within the Family Justice System, reduce the risk to their reputations when trying to navigate the complex processes through 1-1 support, training and guidance so they maintain their high standards and expert reputation within the sector.

The family justice sector can be a daunting place for non-lawyers. It is a world of processes and procedures, which, if not followed correctly, can damage your reputation and open your professional judgement up to intense scrutiny. I believe all non-lawyers should be equipped with the skills to navigate the system. 

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You reduce your risk through simple steps.

Through these steps you’ll feel safe when working in this arena, regardless of how tricky the situation. You’ll reduce your worry, deliver your findings and analysis confidently, and maintain your professional reputation which will assist in continued work from the sector.


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 independent practitioners, like you, within the family justice system 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 more time to spend with your own family than dealing with crises and overwhelm of others.

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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