About Us

We train staff and volunteers to make sure they can safeguard childrenyoung people and adults at risk with complete confidence.

Working with Athena will make you into a safer organisation.

How do we do that?

  • We’ll make sure that you are fully compliant and we’ll optimise your people and resources.
  • We make protection ‘real’.
  • We have a sound reputation.

Working with us will enable you to:

  • Establish quality policies and procedures
  • Create a solid foundation for good practice, which can be applied directly to meet your own operational requirements
  • Experience fun in our training sessions
  • Have peace of mind – we bring a leading-edge experience and offer independent advice and practical solutions in all of our training services

Here at The Athena Programme, we have a dedicated team of highly qualified and knowledgeable associates who deliver outstanding levels of Safeguarding training, tailored to your specified requirements. Our flexibility has allowed us to adapt to changing circumstance during Covid-19 and we are able to support customers through these difficult times.

Our Creative Approach

Book to take part in training sessions with Athena and you are guaranteed to have fun, time for reflection and the space in which to enhance your emotional intelligence – now that’s a promise!

We will expose you to innovative ideas and creations that will transport you to the heart of those critical safeguarding issues you need to know about.

We believe training should always be a rewarding and an exciting experience for all participants – and we use the creative arts to really get you involved.  Exercises typically feature Lego, puppets, toys, games, scenarios relevant to your circumstances and business needs, together with socio-drama and role play.

Such techniques are known as ‘action methods’ and they enable you to view safeguarding from a variety of perspectives other than your own.

You’ll delve into your chosen topic discovering creative abilities you didn’t know you had – and along the way the learning will be both compelling and entertaining.

Groups are facilitated with an understanding of adult experiential-learning, natural spontaneity and creativity, through activities which foster connection, trust, safety and a sense of lively exploration.

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Managing Director

Doctor, determination, passion, enthusiasm – Gives Sarah her safeguarding expertise.

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Operational Manager

Experienced and passionate, with a long history of outstanding safeguarding training design and delivery.

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Safeguarding Training and Consultancy Manager

Pioneering and spirited trailblazer – Lisa’s not afraid to push the boundaries!

meet team joy


Finance Manager

Meticulous, organised, friendly and everything numbers…

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Committed, keen to learn, organised, self-motivated and friendly

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Associate Trainer

Authentic, with the expertise and experience to bring safeguarding to life.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Enthusiastic with a positive attitude to life and an ability to guide people in a professional and calm manner.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

A keen eye for detail, professional pride and a drive to always deliver the highest standards for families and colleagues.

Tamara Carter


Associate Trainer and Consultant

Experienced social worker who is passionate about safeguarding. Caring and holistic approach to support professionals working with the most vulnerable people in our society.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Bringing kindness, courage and joy to everything she does.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Very organised, tenacious, enthusiastic and committed to raising the bar in relation to safeguarding practices.

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Associate Trainer

Professional and experienced in Safeguarding training, having received a commendation by the Metropolitan police for her work.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Committed to ensuring best practice in safeguarding tailored to the needs of the organisation.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Approachable, warm and energetic, with a passion for safeguarding having supported children and families on the front line for several years.

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Associate Trainer and Consultant

Passionate about empowering others with an empathetic and collaborative approach.

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