Working in specific area of social work, it's easy to get caught up in a bubble. Speaking to Ann Marie opened my eyes to the International differences in Safeguarding that I hadn't considered before.
Safe to say Ann Marie has an extremely cool job. She travels all over the world in her role as a Safeguarding expert speaker, trainer and author. She was full of wisdom from years of experience and I learnt a lot from speaking to her.
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Ann Marie trains and speaks at international conferences with huge audiences. This includes
attending international schools and bringing inclusive safeguarding practices to the forefront.
Professional curiosity and cultural competence
Cultural competence needs to be considered from an international perspective. We need to subvert our stereotypes and understand the lived experience of what intersectionality means.
Centering the voice of the child
Don't assume that a child has told you everything when they share sensitive information with you. Children need the opportunity to speak to you as well as wanting to tell you. This starts with a trusting relationship.
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Remember, you are doing an amazing job!