Helen Holly is a qualified and experienced trainer and consultant, with experience of training across the police, health, social care, education and charity sectors.
An experienced investigator and interviewer, she worked for over 10 years in Thames Valley Police, specialising as a Detective within Public Protection – which included Child Abuse Investigation, high risk Domestic Abuse, abuse in care homes, so called ‘Honour Based Violence’ and serious sexual offences.
Helen also has extensive experience as an advocate and a Children’s Rights Manager supporting children and young people in care, and children and young people with disabilities. She is a Designated Safeguarding Manager, and also volunteers as a safeguarding governor for a primary school in Herefordshire.
This breadth of experience has led to Helen has designing and delivering training nationally in a wide range of areas, including: safeguarding for adults and children; Domestic Abuse; Care Act, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards; Transition from Children’s Services to Adult Social Care and the legislative framework; Investigative Skills; Advanced Interviewing; Achieving Best Evidence and Visually Recorded Interviews; Essential Communication Skills; Advanced Investigation of Financial Abuse; Preparation for Tribunals and giving evidence; Recording and Sharing Information; Minute Taking within Safeguarding; Chairing Safeguarding Meetings.
Helen really enjoys facilitating sessions for both large and small groups, and is able to maintain focus on the key learning outcomes whilst also enabling wider discussion and exploration of the broader aspects of professional development.
Helen is currently completing a part time Masters at Sheffield University in Language and Communication Impairment in Children.