James Howlett has over 8 years experience working within charity and third sector organisations. His professional interest in safeguarding was sparked more than 10 years ago whilst triaging safeguarding alerts for the London Ambulance Service, becoming aware of the challenges people experience keeping themselves safe. As an advocacy practitioner, James has extensive experience working with complex cases and supporting staff to understand safeguarding policies and procedures. His passion is making sure people’s wishes are always at the centre of any safeguarding process, rather than experiencing a process ‘being done to them’; making safeguarding personal is at the forefront of his approach to training.
James is a skilled and knowledgeable trainer, having developed and delivered programmes to social work teams and the voluntary sector. He is passionate about developing people; he has volunteered on numerous projects in his spare time, including mentoring ex-offenders, mental health befriending and developing community connections with elderly BME adults.
James holds the professional NAQ qualification in Care Act Advocacy.