At Safer Together we are passionate about raising awareness of safeguarding issues and promoting effective safeguarding practice across all sectors. Protecting the most vulnerable adults, children and young people in society and preventing health inequalities is our mission.
Risk and Vulnerability is only going to be further exacerbated by periods of local and national lockdowns. The safeguarding landscape has never been so complex to navigate. We recognise that this can cause practitioners at both and operational and strategic level to experience feelings of overwhelm and fatigue.
We are on hand to provide expert training and consultancy to help your organisation to implement affordable, innovative and forward thinking approaches to safeguarding that work.
Nikki is the founder and owner of Safer Together. Nikki has dedicated her entire career working in the field of safeguarding and has worked as a police officer and as an operational manager for a young person’s substance misuse service before joining Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2017.
Whilst at CQC, Nikki worked as a Children’s Services Inspector, where she contributed to, and led a number of national inspections such Children Looked After and Safeguarding Inspections (CLAS), Joint Targeted Area Inspections (JTAI) and Local Area SEND Inspections. Nikki also contributed to thematic reviews and held regulatory responsibility for several children’s homes.
Nikki remains part of CQC’s flexible work force, and has particular expertise in Child Criminal Exploitation (CCE), Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), adolescent substance misuse and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Nikki’s is PRINCE2/PRINCE2 Agile trained and therefore able to meet all of your project management requirements.
Nikki is currently commissioned by Coventry Local Authority Public Health and Coventry and Rugby CCG as their Child Exploitation Project Manager. In addition to this work Nikki is also currently undertaking training to become and Independent Reviewer with the SILP school which will enable her to undertake Serious Practice Reviews and Domestic Homicide Reviews (previously known as Serious Case Reviews – SCRs).
Nikki is also an accredited Independent Reviewer and is able to carry out Child Safeguarding Practice Reviews (Formally SCRs), Adult Safeguarding Reviews, and Domestic Homicide Reviews (DHRs) using SILP methodology.
Our Experts by Experience
Co-production and service user voice is at the heart of what we do. Therefore we are proud to be supported by a number of Experts by Experience who are on hand to lend their lived experience and professional expertise to support and strengthen your work.