Our Team

 

  • Fiona Benjamin

    Director & Protective Behaviours Trainer
    Fiona is co-director of Families Feeling Safe, Protective Behaviours Services (formerly Action for Children) and is co-author of ‘Families Feeling Safe’ an evidence based Protective Behaviours programme for mums, dads, and carers. Fiona has also been a registered social worker since 1995 and a Protective Behaviours trainer since 2000. She has a background working in […]
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  • Dave Austin

    Director & Protective Behaviours Trainer
    Dave became aware of Protective Behaviours in the late 1990s. After being introduced to the process by a friend he decided to undertake the Foundation Level Training course. In 1999 Dave began a new job working for Bedfordshire Youth Offending Service (BYOS) and he immediately saw the potential of Protective Behaviours to enable people to […]
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  • Gwen Macmichael

    Senior Family Support Practitioner
    Gwen trained as a drama teacher and teacher of Special Educational Needs. Throughout her career she has worked with vulnerable children, children with special needs, from babies to aged 11 years, and with their parents in a range of different settings and roles. In 2004 while working as Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) in a […]
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  • Sue Chappell

    Senior Family Support Practitioner
    I started working with Parents in 1999 as a parent’s group coordinator/volunteer for Homestart Stevenage after completing a Level 2 in Facilitators Training and at the same time I completed a NOCN level 3 working with families. Around 2004 I completed the Foundation Training in Protective Behaviours and then in 2011 I completed the Intermediate […]
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  • Vicky Brooker

    Children’s Centres and Early Years Lead & Protective Behaviours Trainer
    My professional background is in Early Year’s education and family support. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Education, and have a level three qualification in parenting. I first became aware of Protective Behaviours during my time working at a children’s Centre and in 2005 I completed my Foundation Level Training. The Protective Behaviours process […]
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  • Sally Gubb

    Schools Project Lead
    Sally first discovered Protective Behaviours whilst managing a School Partnership in East Hertfordshire (Aspects). She is passionate about spreading the Protective Behaviours message and is pleased to be working with Families Feeling Safe Protective Behaviours Service to work with children, young people, mums, dads, carers and professionals in schools and the community. Sally’s background is […]
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  • Wendy Bennett

    Family Support Practitioner
    Wendy qualified as a Senior Practitioner in Early Years in 2008 at Hatfield University and became aware of the potential of Protective Behaviours in 2011, whilst working as a School Family Worker. She decided to undertake her Foundation and Intermediate Level training in Protective Behaviours and quickly saw the potential of Protective Behaviours. Wendy went […]
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  • Leigh Cole

    Family Support Practitioner
    I have been working and supporting vulnerable families, children and young people for over 17 years. I am a qualified Therapeutic Life Coach, Behaviour Specialist, Child Counsellor using The Arts, Crisis Intervention Worker with various other qualifications linked to my current role as a Manager supporting a Family Support Team. My journey with Protective Behaviours started 7 years ago when […]
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  • Mary Murcott

    Programme Facilitator and Protective Behaviours Trainer
      Mary is an Accredited Protective Behaviours Trainer and facilitator in Protective Behaviours  for Families Feeling Safe. After attending Level 1 (Foundation) training a decade ago and completing further progression courses in Protective Behaviours, Mary has used the Protective Behaviours process in her work as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor. She uses PBs in her […]
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