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Louise Douglas

Louise is a consultant and trainer working in a variety of settings across the world, many of which are schools. Her current activities include leading HR consultancy for a federation of schools in an inner London borough, training and development activities, safeguarding audits, policy development, support and advice. Louise has strong relationships with many schools across the country and regularly supports them with employment issues and safeguarding activities. She also works with solicitors, doctors, social workers and other professionals in safeguarding.

She has worked at senior levels for over 20 years and was for a number of years a trustee of YMCA training. Louise has successfully developed child protection strategies for many third sector organisations and gained much of her experience in this area, whilst a director of a high profile youth development charity. She also supports voluntary organisations with training, audit and consultancy activity and currently works with a large London based young learners training provider. Louise is a director of GraffhamConsulting Ltd a leading consultancy focused on safeguarding and learning and development.

Louise holds a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management Practice and is particularly interested in learning and management. She is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and often combines her child protection expertise with specific HR activities, particular in support schools with allegations made against staff, senior team recruitment processes and in formulating staff documentation.

Her interim and management consultancy work has included major change management projects for national and international organisations focusing on people and organisational culture. Louise is also the independent reviewer for the Bishop of Chelmsford, scrutinising personnel and clergy files in line with current statutory requirements and is the safeguarding adviser to the national Cathedral and Choir Schools Safeguarding Group.