Dave is former Safeguarding Lead for Avon and Somerset Constabulary, and when he retired he joined Child-Safe International as Director of Operations. He has extensive experience of investigating child abuse cases and brings this unique knowledge and experience to his role as a mentor and consultant. As Director of Child-Safe, Dave worked with Business Development Director, Foeleen to establish the assured partner programme for the student and youth travel sector – the aim of the programme being to raise standards of safeguarding in the sector. As a qualified teacher Dave is passionate about developing the next generation of safeguarding experts.
Foeleen has over 20 years business development experience and has spent the last 11 years working in safeguarding in the youth travel and sport sectors. A qualified trainer, Foeleen has managed and developed the training programme for community sports and activity groups. Managing the development of the assured partner programme for the youth travel sector, Foeleen understands the strategic significance of good safeguarding practice and can support businesses, to implement effective safeguarding policies, providing practical and relevant resources to help with policy development and improvement.