Karen is an Attendance Adviser and the DSL for BDSIP, responsible for supporting improved attendance in a number of schools and safeguarding within BDSIP. Karen has a degree in Youth & Community Work, is a qualified DSL and qualifications in working with parents.
Her career with children and young people began as a Nursery Nurse and changed to working with teenagers when she managed a variety of Youth Work Projects across South and West Essex including street-based youth work, Young Carers, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Before joining BDSIP she worked in schools as a Parent Support Adviser and Safeguarding Officer.
Karen has trained colleagues and volunteers in youth work techniques and safeguarding and ran parenting classes. She is a qualified Drawing & Talking Practitioner.