Simon is from Pembrokeshire, West Wales. He has over 20 years experience of working in safeguarding related roles. These roles have included teaching, local government and multi agency partnership management. Simon has managed a number of areas such as professional concerns, LSCB, Adult Safeguarding Board development, and has worked with Schools, Domestic Abuse services, Modern Slavery and has been involved with Serious Case Reviews, Child Practice Reviews, Domestic Abuse Homicide Review and worked with Police on investigations of organised abuse.
Simon has been involved with the development of the All Wales Child Protection Procedures, All Wales Protocols, Dyfed Powys Regional Protocols and more recently Welsh Government guidance.
Simon has been involved with the consultation on the Safeguarding aspects of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014 and the ensuing Regulations and policy direction.
He has delivered lectures at University of Wales Swansea, University of Wales Trinity St David’s and Coleg Sir Gar to trainee teachers, trainee Social Workers and to Social Work Masters and Doctorate Students.
Simon has been a Safeguarding Advisor for thirtyone:eight since April 2017 and an Associate between 2014 and April 2017. In this time Simon has undertaken high quality Safeguarding Audits including high profile pieces of work that include Spiritual Abuse. He has also contributed to a major Lessons Learned Review.
Simon has a strong interest in Spiritual Abuse, developing healthy cultures, healthy leadership, responding well to Spiritual Abuse and the role of congregational voice in contributing to a safe and healthy organisation for all.
Simon has undertaken the relationship management role effectively supporting a number of organisations in the continuous improvement of safeguarding practice.
He has delivered a wide range of training for thirtyone:eight in a variety of Christian Communities and organisations. Simon has a wide knowledge of safeguarding children, young people and adults including within Christian Communities.
Simon has a BA (Hons) in Human and Physical Geography and a teaching qualification in Secondary Geography. He has an ILM 7 award in Strategic and Executive Management, Change Management and Project Management. Simon is also trained in the ASIST model for intervention with individuals with Suicidal Ideations.