Join me with my guest Wendy Thorogood, President of the Association of Child Protection Professionals. The conversation delved into the question of viewing the system in isolation when we know ‘there’s no child without adults.’ We considered Wendy’s experience of supporting safeguarding professionals over the last year, including embracing technology, considering how events have changed & realising the magic is in the quality of the conversation.
Wendy’s invitation to you is to connect with her about ‘the unobvious’. How could you refuse?
About Wendy Thorogood
Wendy Thorogood is an independent Nurse Consultant for children and lives in Dorset who trained at St Guy's hospital in London early 80’s. Specialising in child and adult intensive care and cardiac nursing before moving in to public health nursing working in safeguarding for 30 years as a practitioner working up to a senior position as a influencer within health at a national level.
Wendy delivered the national leadership programme for safeguarding for the Department of Health and worked directly with the NHS Confederation, in relation to current changes, including: providing assurance that current and future providers of services are compliant in relation to safeguarding national and local standards; working with Lead Commissioners and the performance team to develop agreed key performance indicators and safety metrics for providers; and identifying and taking appropriate action on key risks and issues across commissioned services that may affect safeguarding of Adults, children and young people. Also a health Peer for the LGA which allows the privilege position of reviewing practice and influencing change
Wendy is the current Director for AoCPP were she is passionate influencing the Safeguarding agenda working with members to deep dive topics that matter to them and translating research in to practice, that in turn will influence the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Links from the show: AoCPP website