Our board of trustees is made up of a range of highly experienced professionals from practice and research, all of whom are volunteers and give their time to ensure the Association meets the needs of its members and beneficiaries, and is governed appropriately.
The constitution of the board is set by our governing document.
We believe that we have a board of trustees who together best represent the areas that we work in and the skills needed, but where particular input is required we may also co-opt additional members to the board.The board of trustees has three sub-committees comprising both trustees and lay members, and overseeing particular areas of our work:
* Management and Finance Committee (MFC), which provides detailed operational oversight
* Education, Learning and Policy Committee (ELP), which oversees our conference, workshops and other events, as well as our policy work
* Membership Committee, which develops and implements our strategy for member support
Vacancies for trustees and lay members are advertised on the website as well as via our newsletter and social media channels. Any correspondence for trustees should be sent to [email protected]
The Chair can be contacted directly and confidentially via [email protected]
Our trustees are:
Read more about our trustees below.
Dr Sam Warner - I am a chartered and consultant clinical psychologist (qualifying in 1991) and hold an honorary lectureship in the school of society and health, Salford University.
Duncan Helm is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Stirling, where is currently the Programme Director for the MSc Applied Professional Studies.
Duncan is a registered social worker, having practised predominantly in child welfare and protection posts before moving to an academic setting. Duncan's teaching expertise is focused on child welfare and protection practice and working with risk and uncertainty. Duncan's research interests are in professional judgement and decision-making with a
Dr Peter Sidebotham – Peter is a reader in child health at Warwick Medical School, and formerly a consultant paediatrician at South Warwickshire NHS Trust and designated doctor for safeguarding children and for child death review. He has over 20 years’ experience as a practitioner and academic specialising in child protection. Peter is co-editor of Child Abuse Review and is also a Trustee of the Lullaby Trust.
Julie is a nurse scientist specialising in child maltreatment, and has extensive research experience with vulnerable populations using a wide range of qualitative and participative methods. Her research programme is concentrated at the interface between health and social care and is largely underpinned by the discourse of cumulative harm and the exponential effects of living with multiple adversities. Julie was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing for services to child protection