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The topics Joanna deals with are regularly in the news be it radio, television, newspapers or professional journals. Because of her specialist knowledge, her independence and her professional, yet jargon-free, approach she is regularly asked to contribute to these debates.

Joanna continues to be a national commentator on issues to do with child protection, neglect, child safety, obesity in children and social work. She is a regular contributor across the BBC, ITV, Sky, The Guardian, Community Care and LBC
Amongst the media Joanna has worked with are:

joanna nicolas purple tick Radio – Radio 4’s Today programme and Woman’s Hour, LBC
joanna nicolas purple tick Television – BBC 2’s Newsnight and Sky TV
joanna nicolas purple tick Print Media – The Guardian, The Times and Community Care magazine

 

Here are a few links to some of Joanna's recent articles:

Domestic abuse policies aren't working – we need a national strategy.

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Why pretend social work is about social justice? It's not.

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Partnership agreements fail to keep children safe.

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Why do home visits matter in child protection?

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Social class does get in the way of child protection – but it shouldn’t.

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It's not only serious case reviews that need to change.

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Successful interventions in neglect.

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The state must not neglect children it has taken into care.

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Ministers can’t wring their hands over children’s social care if they won’t fund it.

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  • Kate VarahExecutive Director - The Old Vic

    Kate Varah
    Executive Director - The Old Vic

    "Joanna came to us highly recommended and, having worked with her over the past year on safeguarding and wider staff wellbeing initiatives, I can see why. Joanna carried out a safeguarding audit for The Old Vic in 2017 and her report was thorough and gave clear practical advice. So insightful was her advice that when launching our new Guardians initiative to support a healthy workplace culture, Joanna became a key part of the team.

    She carried out cultural awareness sessions (talking about what’s ok and what’s not ok in the workplace) for all staff, and now acts as a much trusted mentor for our Guardians, who she also trained. It is rare to find someone so experienced, sensitive, practical, and personable to work with. I would recommended Joanna without hesitation."
  • Liz WarnerCEO - Comic Relief

    Liz Warner
    CEO - Comic Relief

    "When I joined Comic Relief two years' ago, I prioritised a review of Comic Relief’s approach to safeguarding. We identified Joanna as an independent child protection/safeguarding specialist and from our very first engagements with her, we were confident we had found an expert to work with. Joanna undertook an end to end review of our existing approach to safeguarding and made excellent recommendations to tighten and improve our practices, which is now part of an ongoing process of constantly seeking to improve. She presented these improvements to management and trustees and kickstarted the work.

    In all, Joanna provided services to us for almost a year, and she undoubtedly left us in a better place with improved practices and a brilliant full time safeguarding expert she helped us employ. She was a pleasure to work with."
  • Dr Dawn HarperMBBS, MRCP, DCH, DFFP

    Dr Dawn Harper
    MBBS, MRCP, DCH, DFFP

    “I first met Joanna several years ago when I attended a “Safeguarding Children” course. I am ashamed to say that my only expectation of the day was to tick some government boxes, but I left totally inspired by Joanna. She has so much expertise and experience in this field and has an unusually brilliant way of communicating that knowledge. She has since become a very respected work colleague and someone I feel privileged to have met.”
  • Mrs. Sheila Brown, OBECEO, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

    Mrs. Sheila Brown, OBE
    CEO, Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children

    “The issues surrounding child protection are complex, but Joanna made it easy to absorb using her experience of working in the real world and her expertise, which helped us to implement the policy strategically. We needed to write policy, train and integrate the learning across very diverse groups of people from very different departments. Joanna genuinely cares about protecting children and you can see it in all she does, she provides clear and practical training, delivered with passion and commitment.”
  • Rob ParkinsonCEO Home-Start UK

    Rob Parkinson
    CEO Home-Start UK

    "Following Joanna's notable and well received contribution to our 2016 national convention, we invited her to carry out an independent review of our child protection activity. It was an insightful piece of work which will positively shape the future development of child protection activity at HSUK. I would recommend Joanna to other organisations looking to carry out similar pieces of work".

     

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