Barbara FirthBarbara Firth has a background in health and social services organisations as a practitioner, manager and educator. For the last thirty years she has been an independent trainer and consultant with a focus on safeguarding and the development of policy and practice in child welfare.

Barbara’s work has included the design and delivery of training courses for a wide range of managers and practitioners; audits; service evaluations and supervision and consultancy for senior managers in Health Services and Children’s Services. She also undertakes Serious Case Reviews and has helped to develop new approaches for reviewing cases of serious child and adult harm.

At a local level Barbara is active in the voluntary sector and is a founder member of Aylesbury Women’s Aid.

Barbara is Home-Start UK's Lead Safeguarding Trustee