Natalie is a dedicated professional with over twenty years’ experience working with children and young people. Natalie has attained the Level 5 Managers Award and has qualifications in Prevent, Child Protection, Safeguarding, FGM, CSE and gender identity training and has delivered nine-week long training sessions created by the NSPCC that covers child protection, safeguarding, person centeredness and managing crisis situations whilst being a ChildLine Child Protection Counsellor.
Natalie has held many roles in childcare and is a proven Registered Manager, having held Ofsted Registration for young people with EBD and challenging behaviour. Natalie has experience in supporting other Registered Managers and has significant leadership and management experience where she has proven coaching and mentoring skills that she has used to drive up quality in her teams.
Natalie has worked to improve services and has experience in leading a team to reflect and achieve improved ratings for the benefit of the children and young people living in the home.
Natalie has previously been a Child Protection Supervisor and has spent her own time volunteering and working for ChildLine as she believes in the importance of helping children in need. This work was on the front line of support answering calls from distressed and frightened children and helping them by directing resources and support where appropriate. This has helped shape Natalie’s skills in de-escalation, managing conflict and has given her a keen eye for supporting children and young people to recognise risks and to help keep them safe.
Natalie is actively engaged in fundraising, having walked the Great Wall of China and has raised in excess of £40,000 for ChildLine.