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Joanna Nicolas, Trustee

Joanna Nicolas has over 22 years’ experience working in social care, spending the last 9 years as a child protection consultant, trainer, author and expert witness to the court. Prior to this, she worked for different London boroughs and local authorities as a child protection social worker, specialising in the most complex child abuse cases and care proceedings.



Included in her current roles, Joanna sits on the board and quality committee of Cafcass and is the safeguarding adviser to Home-Start UK. She also leads serious case reviews.


She is a regular contributor to the national debate on issues around child protection, social work and safeguarding and feels passionately about spreading the word about the brilliant work that social workers do and busting the myths about the profession.