Amy has a background in children’s residential care, supporting children with ASD and additional support needs. She has worked in the sector for over 10 years and more specifically within learning and development for the last 5 years. Her role at CELCIS is to help coordinate and manage the events that are hosted for workers across the children’s care sector.
Joe comes to CELCIS with a background of almost 30 years in local authority work with children, young people and families, including youth work, groupwork, child protection practice and training. He is particularly interested in supporting the development of best practice in child protection and safeguarding and use of evidence and innovation to achieve positive change. A keen music fan and gig goer who also enjoys playing guitar and gigging himself, as well as exploring the great outdoors – when the Scottish weather permits!
Deborah is a Children’s Services Implementation Consultant at CELCIS. She is a qualified children and families’ social worker with 20 years’ experience of working in child protection and early help and preventative work. Deborah is also an experienced Solihull Approach Trainer. Deborah believes that all children, young people and their families deserve the opportunity to be equal partners in how services that support them are shaped. She also believes that empathy, compassion, valuing each other’s differences and believing in other’s potential should be at the heart of everything we do. When not working, Deborah enjoys squeezing in a bit of running and general exercise, keeping up with friends & family from near, far and wide and listening to anything from early 90’s house anthems to Scottish folk music or Radio 6.