Rachel is a highly experience practitioner, trainer and consultant working in support of safeguarding and child protection practices. During her 30-year career in children's service social care, she has developed and managed services including Sure Start Children's Centres and been a strategic lead for early intervention services delivered in Greater Manchester. Rachel continues to deliver training to local authorities' early years workforces, as well as providing training and consultancy  for independent nurseries and childcare providers across the country. Rachel is co-founder of the Early Years Hub and creator of the Safeguarding Hub.