Alice started her career as a secondary school teacher, then began working for Monmouthshire Women’s Aid as a youth work coordinator, designing and delivering healthy relationships programmes in schools and working one to one with teenagers affected by domestic abuse. She worked for over 11 years as a front line practitioner developing children and young people’s services including an early intervention mentoring programme for boys affected by domestic abuse.
Alice moved into a more strategic role at Welsh Women’s Aid as part of the Children Matter team, delivering training for the S.T.A.R (Safety, Trust and Respect) programme, developing resources and supporting implementation across Wales. Her work at WWA included working as a trainer, managing a services development team and a capacity building project for members.
Alice joined Respect in 2021 as Young People’s Programme Implementation Lead to support professionals working with families and young people.
Alice lives in South Wales and when not at work spends a lot of time watching her two children run around on pitches in the rain.
Amanda started her career working with children and young people over 25 years ago as a youth worker mainly focusing on single gender work. Amanda had a variety of roles in the Youth Service including running a skate park, young women’s work, detached youth work, information, advice and guidance before undertaking a BA(Hons) in Community and Youth Studies and focusing on young people’s health and healthy relationships.
From front line delivery, Amanda moved into a more strategic role developing projects, partnership working and writing and delivering training for the children’s workforce before moving to the role of Teenage Pregnancy Coordinator, back in the day of the national teenage pregnancy strategy. Amanda picked up other commissioning workstreams and had the longest job title ever, before gaining a Masters in Public Health.
Amanda started working in the domestic abuse sector as a Children’s Services Manager for IDAS a domestic abuse charity in Yorkshire and became familiar with the Respect Young People’s Programme. Amanda joined Respect in 2019 to further develop Respect’s Young People’s Services to support professionals working with families where children and young people are violent and abusive.
In her spare time Amanda recently taken up glass fusing so her house is full of strange shaped bits of glass. She also likes knitting huge blankets in preparation for a cold winter and cleaning up after two very large Doodle’s.
Amanda is a grandma and goes out of her way not to conform to a stereotype preferring the image of “supergran” or “Granbo” and can often be seen riding around York on her Vespa.
Justine began working in domestic abuse 18 years ago delivering behaviour change programmes for male perpetrators. She qualified as a Probation Officer in 2006 and has supervised offenders in both youth and adult settings. As well as running behaviour change programmes, she has delivered training packages and provided clinical supervision for practitioners working with families suffering from domestic abuse and child to adult violence. She has management expertise in several areas including domestic abuse, Youth Justice, and Early Help.
Justine began working with Respect in 2021 taking on the role of Practice Development Lead for the Respect Young People’s Service. Prior to this, she amassed 6 years’ experience of working with the Respect Young People’s Programme and child to adult violence in previous roles.
In her spare time. she enjoys walking and photography.