Corinne Davey - Director
Corinne joined the Keeping Children Safe Coalition in March 2010. Corinne has worked in international development since 2000, primarily within the Human Resources field initially with Plan International in Asia and then with EveryChild in the UK. It was during her time with EveryChild that Corinne led on child protection and joined the Coalition as a member agency representative. Since 2008, Corinne has worked on independently on various initiatives related to child protection.
Alexander Dressler - Consultancy Manager
Alex has 22 years experience in international development in more than 30 countries. More recently he was the CEO of the Consortium for Street Children, a KCS member. As a regional delegate for the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Alex developed a participatory community development programme to help vulnerable Roma communities in Central and Eastern Europe. Alex has carried out child rights and child protection workshops for police in Guatemala and Ethiopia. In Tanzania he has helped the government to develop a national strategy for vulnerable children. Prior to working in international development, Alex was an award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker.
Sally Warren - Communications and Advocacy Manager
Sally joined Keeping Children Safe in May 2011 having previously worked for 12 years at the international development charity WaterAid. Sally has extensive experience in advocacy and communications having led six successful campaigns to improve access to water and sanitation in Africa and Asia. In 2007 Sally managed the inception of the End Water Poverty coalition campaign which now has over 150 members across the globe.
Maryam Ehsani - HR Administrator
Maryam has worked in international development since April 2010. She started working part time in the human resources department with EveryChild in the UK and then joined Keeping Children Safe in August 2010. During her time at Keeping Children Safe she realised she had a lot of interest in safeguarding and child protection within international organisations. Maryam is currently studying part time MA in International Child Studies to develop her skills within this field.
Chair – Marjorie James
Marjorie joined the Keeping Children Safe Coalition in December 2008 and was elected chair in January 2009. Marjorie is currently the Director of Human Resources for Forest YMCA and Hornsey YMCA. Reporting to the Chief Executives of both organisations and a member of the senior management team the role has strategic responsibility for all aspects of the Human Resource function, including, pay and benefits, learning and development, employee relations, organisational development, and generalist HR. The YMCA’s provide emergency supported housing to homeless young people and run some of the largest hostels in the country. The aim of the YMCA is to feed the Mind, Body and Spirit and as such engages with the community in a holistic way. Prior to this she was Director of Corporate Services at EveryChild where her role involved heading up the Human Resource and IT functions and strategic leadership for child protection and participation.
Christine Ash-Buechner has lived and worked in the North Caucasus, the Balkans, Europe, South Asia, and Africa. Today, she is a CP Advisor for World Vision International supporting programs in the Middle East, South Caucasus, and Eastern Europe. Christine has wide experience in strengthening Child Safe Organisation structures in conflict, transition, and development settings.
Mariama Deschamps- Trustee
Mariama joined Keeping Children Safe Coalition in 2007. Mariama is currently the Global Child Protection Advisor for Plan International and as such is the organisation’s representative on the Coalition. Mariama’s role at Plan involves developing and leading on Child Protection Policy initiatives which ensures the safety of children that the organisation, it staff and associates comes contact with directly and indirectly.
Aneeta Williams (nee Kulasegaran) - Trustee
Aneeta is Tearfund's global Advisor for Gender, Children and Vulnerable Adults and has been part of the Coalition since June 2007. With her law and social care background and having worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors, Aneeta brings 18 years of experience of advocating for and supporting vulnerable children across the globe, including building the capacity of faith-based organisations, communities and professionals in preventing and responding to child abuse and gender-based violence.
Jenny Myers – Trustee
Jenny Myers is a freelance consultant. Prior to this she was Head of Organisational Support and Development at TMG CRB, an independent company providing organisational safeguarding services, Head of Safeguarding for Barnardo’s, and a senior safeguarding and training consultant at NSPCC and has also worked for Government Ministries in the same field. She was the designer/author of the original Keeping Children Safe toolkit and has extensive global experience as well as her work in the UK.
Sandra Noronha - Trustee
After many years spent working in the private, national and charity sectors, Sandra joined the Keeping Children Safe Coalition in December 2008 and was elected as Secretary in January 2009. Sandra has several years experience in event planning, coordination of conferences, managing cost effectiveness against budgets and the overall running of the organisational administrative costs. Sandra is currently the Human Resources and Office Manager whose role through effective communication is to continue to endorse ChildHope's commitment to fair and lawful treatment of all staff and volunteers and to provide support through effective management of the IT structure and office environment. Sandra has been with ChildHope since October 2005.
Richard Powell - Trustee
Richard joined the Keeping Children Safe Coalition in September 2005. Richard is currently the Director of Global Child Safeguarding for Save the Children UK and leads on this policy for Save the Children International. He has a background in Child Protection and Children's Rights.
Jane Travis - Trustee
Jane has been involved with the Keeping Children Safe Coalition since 2007 as a member agency representative for Viva. Before working with Viva, Jane worked for 6 years for the British Council and then 10 years in international relief and development. During this time she lived and worked for 5 years in Africa in countries affected by conflict, where child protection was a priority issue. Her current role with Viva includes the development of a quality improvement system to enable organisations working with children to improve the quality of their work in 6 key areas, one of which is child protection.
Lorraine Walsh - Trustee
Lorraine has over twenty year’s experience of human resources in the public, private and third sector, She is currently head of HR & learning at CAFOD, responsible for the global HR function, providing HR partnership, organisational development, learning and transactional services with a department of 14 staff. Prior to this Lorraine worked in HR at Surrey Country Council, United Response and British Rail. Lorraine has a post-graduate diploma in Human Resource management.