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About this Seminar:
Dealing with allegations against professionals
This session will look at the process of investigation. There will be a focus on the impact of being wrongly accused of hurting a child, the reasons why some professionals may fail to protect children or plan to abuse children, and what to do to ensure that all allegations against professionals are minimised and addressed appropriately.
About the Speaker:
Aqualma Murray has international experience in social work and has been in the social work field for over twenty five years. She has worked with a wide range of client groups from varied ethnicity and ages. Aqualma started her career in the residential sector, working with disabilities and then specialising with young people in care. She has worked in area offices as a child protection social worker and has specialised with children and adults who have experienced sexual abuse. Aqualma went on to develop an extensive experience in the field of adolescent and adult offenders. She has managed a Youth Offender team, Secure Children’s home and been a service manager in a secure training centre. More recently Aqualma has worked as a Local authority Designated Child Protection Officer (LADO) and a training and community partnership officer for a large London Local Authority, where she addresses allegations against professionals and ensures that faith and community groups are equipped to safeguard children in their care.