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Karen Watch

Karen Watch

Attendance Adviser

My career with children and young people began as a Nursery Nurse in Independent day nurseries. I then went on to working with teenagers and managed a variety of Youth Work Projects across South and West Essex including Young Carers and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.  My speciality is street- based youth work, engaging often hard to reach young people, meeting them on their ground, on their terms. 

As a Youth Worker I organised and ran many visits and DofE expeditions across England and Scotland.

I have a degree in Youth & Community Work and am qualified and experienced to work with parents. For the past 4 years I have worked in schools as a Parent Support Adviser and Safeguarding Officer. 

During my career I’ve trained colleagues and volunteers in youth work techniques and safeguarding and ran parenting classes.  I’m also a qualified Drawing & Talking Practitioner and have been able to use this technique to support children and young people.

My passion is safeguarding young people, advocating for them and ensuring they have a voice. I will be doing that as part of my roles at BDSIP as DSL, Attendance Adviser and supporting the WEX programme.

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BDSIP
Rainham Road North
Dagenham
RM10 7BN

tel: 020 8227 2636
email: info@bdsip.co.uk

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