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Ann Marie Christian, BA (Hons), Dip SW

Independent Education Safeguarding and Child Protection Consultant

Ann Marie has been working within children’s services and allied settings for over 20 years. She is a qualified social worker and has been specifically involved with safeguarding in education setting for 17 years. In that time she has undertaken a range of roles, including school based social worker, Social Work Team Manager. LADO, Safeguarding Consultant, LSCB Trainer, LSCB Committee member, school improvement advisor, and senior management responsibility for quality standards of safeguarding within local authority education departments, Independent schools and Children Social Care.

She is an accredited NSPCC Child Protection Trainer and an accredited Safer Recruitment Trainer. Since 2010 she has been working independently as a safeguarding consultant and currently carries associate work with various bodies including ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) Consultancy, BSA (Boarding School Association), CCPAS (Church Child Protection Advisory Service), NSPCC, IAPS Independent Association for Prep Schools, COIS (Council of International Schools) various schools, Academy Trusts and Local Authorities.

Ann Marie delivers regular workshops at national and international conferences and contributes safeguarding articles to various journals for example, Head teachers Update, SEN Magazine, Optimus Education –Protecting Children, Boarding Schools Association publications and more.