A dynamic and professional individual with vast experience within the Police Service, several Local Councils/Public Sector Authorities and Statutory Agencies.
Working within several specialist Police departments, dealing with complex and sensitive investigations, carrying out forensic (ABE) interviews with children and vulnerable witnesses. An excellent communicator, motivator and leader who adopts a proactive and focused approach to all tasks and responsibilities.
These skills enhanced working for several local authorities at strategic level on corporate policy and procedural issues, demonstrating the ability to multi-task and problem solve, liaising with people at all levels within the Police Service, Local Authority and other Public Service providers.
A Highly skilled trainer and assessor who has delivered training to all levels, from front line service providers, to senior management, in a wide variety of both public and private sectors, in particular in the subject of safeguarding and child protection. She also worked overseas on several specialist projects. One of which was designing and delivering the 5 day VIW and Child Protection Investigation (ABE – Achieving Best Evidence) course to the Falklands Police and Social Services.
This project also included advising them to dealing with victims of domestic abuse and perpetrators of abuse. She also fosters children with complex needs who have been victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation and adolescents who display dangerous sexual behaviour.
Justine is a very experienced training and development consultant who has designed, delivered and evaluated a wide variety of training programmes and courses for many diverse organizations, which include Several Police Services, Local Government, Primary Care Trusts, health and social care organisations and many different private sector organisations.
Her specialist area being Safeguarding and protecting children, vulnerable adults and groups in particular children with complex needs. This work takes her all over the UK and overseas including the Falklands, Istanbul, Prague, Chile and Spain, France, Dubai and Hong Kong.
Derek’s qualifications include Safeguarding and Mental Health First Aid for adults & children, ensuring a safe and vibrant working environment for everyone to excel in achieving their goals and ambitions.
As a founder of SAVE Association Derek delivered “Excellence in Safeguarding” to all Grassroots sports clubs, working collaboratively with the Football Association, Sport England, The Professional Footballers Association and British Gymnastics.
* Derek works alongside governing bodies, national and regional leagues, local clubs in educational & vocational settings in both a training, advisory and consultancy capacity.
* He works with coaches, teachers, employers, leaders and volunteers and with parent/carer groups.
* Working within youth sport he provided initial governing body or club 'health check' audits to assess how organisations were operating against legislation, guidelines and insurance policies.
* Derek consults, advises and delivers to sports organisations, ensuring systems and processes are in place to keep children safe in sport. He supports staff and volunteers to ensure they are aware of the procedures to follow if they have concerns about a child as set out in the Child Protection in Sport Guidelines 2018.
* Travelling throughout the UK, Derek attends meetings with the FA, Sport England, PFA and other Governing bodies to promote Safeguarding in grassroots sport.
His working week often extends to working at weekends and outside the ‘normal’ hours of nine to five
Derek was integral in the conviction of George Ormond for historic sexual and mental abuse against young football players.
After decades of hiding his secret from family and friends, in 2000 Derek went to Northumbria Police after confronting George Ormond, then aged 46, with a tape recording. Osmond was accused of Sexually and Mentally abusing Derek from the age of 11 to 16 years old.
Osmond, a former Newcastle United football coach used his position to molest young boys and was found guilty and jailed for six years by a judge who branded him a "predatory abuser".
George Ormond, who once worked part-time at the club's youth scheme, carried out a string of indecent assaults over almost 25 years. He was caught after one of his victims secretly recorded a conversation between them more than a decade after the attacks.
A jury at Newcastle Crown Court listened to the tape in which Ormond apparently apologised.
At his Trial at Newcastle Crown Court, Ormond aged 46 from Newcastle, denied 15 counts of indecent assault on seven boys - five of whom were under the age of 16 and two older teenagers - between 1975 and 1999.
On 16th December 2002 he was convicted of a total of 12 indecent assaults and one attempted indecent assault after having been earlier acquitted of the aforementioned attacks. The jury heard how the once highly-respected youth coach used his trusted position in the game to manipulate youngsters into his power. The court was told that Ormond carried out his attacks at various locations including youth club changing rooms, in his car and at the homes of some of the victims.
Ormond, who stood passively in the dock during sentencing, dressed in a suit and tie, maintained throughout his trial that he was the victim of a conspiracy between the men and had in fact never abused them.
Derek broke his anonymity in December 2016 to support other ex-professional footballers as well as others who had fallen victim to George Ormond. Since wavering his anonymity, 18 more victims and 38 witnesses have come forward. Ormond has since been convicted of 35 counts of indecent assault and one of indecency. He was cleared of one indecent assault and one of buggery. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.