Barbara is a Qualified Social Worker and currently holds the position of Senior Practitioner within The Lucy Faithfull Foundation. She joined the Foundation in 2012. Prior to this she has worked with both the voluntary and statutory sector as a Child Protection Practitioner and Trainer, she worked as a Manager with the Children with Disabilities Service, and has also considerable experience of working with services for survivors of Domestic Abuse. In her current role she is responsible for providing supervision for the Birmingham based Children’s Practitioner Team. The work of the team includes specialist assessments and interventions for criminal and family courts. In addition she personally works with protective carers both individually and in groups, she contributes to a range of specific safeguarding projects and delivers training and consultancy in safeguarding children and young people.