Keeping People Safe

Keeping people safe and well is central to everything we do as a charity. We consistently receive outstanding feedback from the CQC and safeguarding has been graded as outstanding by OFSTED. This is also something families are consistently telling us that we are doing well. However to support the work we do, and to constantly drive up our standards, we are delighted to have recently secured the expertise of Celia Harbottle as an Independent Consultant.

Celia’s background is rooted in practice in the NHS and Social Services. She was a Senior Lecturer at both the Universities of Sunderland and Teesside before deciding to go freelance as a trainer and consultant in 2004. She was made a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2003 in recognition of creativity in teaching in social care and health. She is a registered social worker with the HCPC and acts as a designated decision-maker for an independent foster care organisation which specialises in fostering children on the autism spectrum

Celia says she is delighted to be associated with ESPA as an organisation committed to continuous improvement in safeguarding practice to ensure positive outcomes for the people it supports. She will be providing specialist training to our Safeguarding Managers and management teams, conducting independent audits as well as supporting us to embed best practices in safeguarding in our everyday culture.



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