Our Team

We have a passionate team of professionals who will help you, your family or those with whom you work with to create a safer, brighter future.

Meet us below:

  • Fiona Benjamin

    Director & Protective Behaviours Trainer
    As co-director of Families Feeling Safe Protective Behaviours Services, Fiona is co-author of Families Feeling Safe; an evidence based Protective Behaviours programme for mums, dads, and carers. Fiona, a registered social worker, first discovered Protective Behaviours in 1998 whilst working for Action for Children. When she was providing support to a vulnerable young girl she […]
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  • Sue Chappell

    Senior Family Support Practitioner
    Working with parents since 1999 as a parent’s group coordinator/volunteer for Homestart Stevenage, Sue completed Protective Behaviours Level 1 training and went on to complete Level 2. Protective Behaviours has since become an important part of her work with families and as well as for her personal well-being. Joining the Families Feeling Safe team in […]
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  • Vicky Brooker

    Children’s Centres and Early Years Lead & Protective Behaviours Trainer
    Vicky studied Education at University before kick starting her career. Whilst working at a children’s centre she began training with Protective Behaviours, underpinning all of the work she did. Vicky has completed her Intermediate Level training and gained accreditation to run the Families Feeling Safe programme and is also a Protective Behaviours trainer who is […]
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  • Sally Gubb

    Family Support Practitioner and Schools Project Lead
    Sally first came across Protective Behaviours after graduating with a degree in Social Policy and working in adult services with people with learning disabilities, developing a community-based day service and a new community centre. Passionate about spreading the message about the importance of Protective Behaviours, Sally is committed to using the themes and strategies to […]
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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 whilst working as a School Family Worker. Having undertaken the Level 1 (Foundation) and Level 2 (Intermediate) training in Protective Behaviours, Wendy quickly saw its potential. Working with Families Feeling Safe since […]
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  • Leigh Cole

    Family Support Practitioner
    Leigh has been working alongside vulnerable families, children and young people for over 17 years and is a qualified Therapeutic Life Coach, Behaviour Specialist and Child Counsellor. Having undertaken the various levels of Protective Behaviours training, Leigh has been working with Families Feeling Safe since 2014 and loves delivering the Families Feeling Safe programme for […]
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  • Mary Murcott

    Programme Facilitator and Protective Behaviours Trainer
      Mary is an accredited Protective Behaviours Trainer and facilitator of the Families Feeling Safe Programme. Mary has used Protective Behaviours in her work as a Nurse, Midwife and Health Visitor whilst also using the skills in her day-to-day life with colleagues, clients and her family.
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    • Brenda Wilson

      Office Manager
      Brenda is an integral part of the Families Feeling Safe team initially starting as a volunteer. She puts her skills to good use by organising office systems, handling course bookings and providing administrative support to Dave and Fiona.
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