I was first introduced to Protective Behaviours (PBs) in 1992
when I was working for Oxfordshire Probation Service (OPS).
During the 16 years I worked in OPS I had a variety of jobs
helping people realise their potential and keep themselves safe
and out of trouble. I found PBs so helpful in my work, as well
as personally, that I went on to become a PBUK Accredited
Trainer in September 1997.
Since then I have offered PBs training sessions in educational,
criminal justice and multi-agency settings throughout the UK. I
also offer individual PBs sessions and often work with victims
of violence. For more information visit
In 1998 I was asked to deliver some PBs on a peer mentoring
course at a secondary school in Hemel Hemsted. From there I went
on to develop my own Peer Mentoring course which is based on the
PBs Process. I have really loved working in primary and
secondary schools training pupils to be peer mentors and,
ultimately, responsible citizens.
I am also interested in craft and teach a variety of them in
many different settings – drug rehabilitation centres, prisons,
learning disability and physical disability day centres,
lifelong learning groups and youth clubs.
I have been involved with Protective Behaviours in my role as a
Probation Officer since 1997.
Like Penny I found the principles so useful that I trained to
become a PBUK Accredited Trainer in 2005.
I work part time as a Probation Officer in a Substance Misuse
and the other part
as a freelance trainer. I have
Probation Service groupwork programmes and am familiar with many
aspects of the criminal justice system.
I also offer group training sessions in Protective Behaviours (PBs)
in educational, criminal justice and multi-agency settings
Since the beginning of 2007 we have been co-facilitating a
series of one week programmes for prisoners in HMP Woodhill
based on PBs .
We are based in Oxford and are happy to travel anywhere.