Christine is an independent safeguarding children and vulnerable adults consultant. She has 25 years’ experience of multi-agency working in children and families social care and the domestic abuse sector, including working with perpetrators.
“I work with Cordis Bright because of their integrity, the strength of their commitment to quality and their collaborative, ‘can do’ approach – these make for a good project experience for clients and staff, and results we can all be proud of.”
Christine has an economics degree and has training in finance and contract law; she has worked as an economist and corporate banker. Christine also has a sound therapeutic training and practiced in a therapeutic community with children and adults.
Altogether, this breadth of experience underpins Christine’s expertise in creating strategic and operational, commissioning and service delivery frameworks at national, regional and local levels. She thoroughly understands the public, private and voluntary sector multi-agency service delivery agenda for children, families and vulnerable adults. And because she is knowledgeable about child and adolescent (and adult) development and the impact of trauma she is good at keeping the needs and outcomes for the service user at the heart of the service.
Christine’s current work includes national initiatives, projects at regional and local government level and also direct work with children and families, young people and vulnerable adults. Past work, at national and local level, has included developing strategy and policy; writing practice procedures and toolkits; delivery, monitoring and change management of services; piloting new approaches e.g. payment by results; scrutiny and quality assurance.
Christine is currently doing a professional doctorate on teenage intimate partner abuse at the International Centre, University of Bedfordshire.