Safeguarding Children Training and Consultancy Ltd has been delivering services on a range of safeguarding children issues to practitioners working with children and their families across the UK for over 17 years.
Our courses are practice based, motivational and inspiring. Participants receive a robust and effective learning experience which helps them learn new information and skills and reflect on, develop and enhance their existing practice. Our clients include social care, health, education, early years’ services, youth services, the police, probation, voluntary services, charitable organisations, and two national regulatory ombudsmen. We also work in partnership with organisations such as NSPCC, Basis Yorkshire, several Local Safeguarding Children Boards, Local Authorities, Educational establishments including Multi-Academy Trusts and private companies.
Our training and consultancy starts from the core principles of helping our clients develop best professional standards that focus on achieving positive outcomes; and developing innovative ways of delivering services that makes a difference to the families and children that they work with. We have a consistently high evaluation record, with many clients returning to us year after year for further training and consultancy services. Take a look at our testimonial page to see what some of our clients have said about us.
Adele Gladman is an established independent safeguarding children trainer and consultant. Originally a Child Care law solicitor, Adele became involved in practice development and safeguarding training after working on a Home Office Child Sexual Exploitation research and development pilot in Rotherham, South Yorkshire. She established the company that became Safeguarding Children Training & Consultancy Ltd in 2002.
Adele works on a UK wide basis and has worked with the police, social care, education, the youth service, legal services, residential services, early years’ sector, health, probation, the voluntary sector, and two national ombudsmen. Her areas of expertise include Safeguarding Children, Child Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence and Abuse, Neglect, and Court Skills.
Adele’s consultancy work has involved her in developing policies and procedures; assisting legal services; independent investigations, reviews, audits and inspections; and helping organisations to attain best practice standards in safeguarding children issues. Her current work includes working with the Children’s Commissioner regarding a new online app for young people wanting advice on potential safeguarding issues; and work with the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse
Adele is an approved independent author for several local safeguarding children boards and local authorities. She is also a consultant with national charities including the NSPCC.
Adele regularly contributes to news, TV, and radio programmes raising awareness of safeguarding children issues, especially child sexual exploitation and internet; as well as regular keynote conference presentations. She is the author of several articles and publications in professional journals and the co-
author of the recently published best practice guide: Child Sexual Exploitation After Rotherham (2017); and the Online Guide to Internet Safety for Parents (2018)