Meet the Team

The Athena Programme | Lindsay


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

Lindsay has worked in the children and young people’s sector since 2002, starting in residential social work before moving to youth justice, youth work and social care> Then into the charity sector, progressing to running a children and young people’s mental health and well-being charity as their CEO. Lindsay remains in the charity sector part time, working as the Head of Growth, Compliance and Safeguarding for a national children’s charity leading on all safeguarding cases. Including auditing, developing training and implementation of the safeguarding and safer recruitment activities, policies and procedures.

Alongside this Lindsay works as a consultant using her expertise in safeguarding, safer recruitment and/or volunteering to improve organisations at a strategic level to operational practices.

Lindsay is also a Trustee and Safeguarding Lead for a national dementia charity has undertaken their safeguarding and safer recruitment audits and improvement programme.

She is due to step back from her trustee role at the end of 2021, but will remain a safeguarding Honorary Advisor for the charity.

All Lindsay’s roles have involved safeguarding policy, practice and culture, from a strategic level to direct work, in differing sectors, organisation types and roles.

Safeguarding has become her passion within work, and why she is now wanting to focus on working with more organisations to ensure they are the best they can be in regards to keeping children, young people and vulnerable adults (as well as the staff and volunteers who work with them) safe, secure, and able to achieve their full potential. Lindsay continues to learn and develop wherever she can, believing this is a fundamental part of her work.

Outside of work, Lindsay loves being outdoors and active, usually with her little boy, travelling when she can, catching up with friends, and embarking on (often not too successful!) DIY and gardening projects.

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