Athena News

Athena News

Athena Heart - JPGWhilst continuing to work with you in partnership, we have travelled far and wide working with (amongst others) dentists, hospitals, housing associations and various ACEVO members, continuously expanding our work with the voluntary and third sector organisations.

We are also extremely busy in the background preparing our new Athena website, which will be launched in the next few months – Watch this space!

Some of you may know that I was sadly, and unexpectedly, diagnosed with cancer just prior to Christmas, but the good news is that it was caught early and I have made a full recovery from surgery. I am now receiving treatment and, thanks to modern medicine, I am still able to continue with my dedication and commitment to safeguarding children and adults at risk.

96b80d67-cfb4-47de-89fa-1828d63faef1-originalI recently had an amazing day at my graduation ceremony for my PhD (focused on the use of creative technologies in the field of safeguarding), and I am now extremely proud to officially be able to call myself a Doctor!

For anyone interested in finding out more about my research, please click here to take a look at my thesis.

Some further exciting news is the expansion of safeguarding in the field of Social Care Tech, bringing the benefits of technology to safeguarding. Please take a look at my new website –

Please stay in touch and sign up for my blogs, as I share with you my knowledge on current safeguarding updates, as a well as my research on Social Care Tech.

2019-02-03 13.28.37An amazing opportunity not to be missed was showcasing my research at TEDx Manchester. My discussion centered around children as equal partners in Social Care Tech and extremely well received by an audience of over 2500 people. It was truly an honour to be a part of such an inspirational day.

To watch the full video of my talk, please click here.

I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who has extended their kind wishes and offers of help throughout this recent difficult period.

Although life is a little slower for me at the moment, please be assured that the dedicated Athena team are always on hand to offer advice and support.

Please contact us for more on our bespoke training and consultancy services – keeping your organisation safer and reducing risks.