Thanks to Tink Palmer MBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Marie Collins Foundation until her retirement in May 2021

June 07, 2021

The Board of Trustees and staff of Marie Collins Foundation (MCF) would like to extend their appreciation to Tink Palmer and wish her well in her retirement. Tink will be missed not only as an inspirational leader but as a highly skilled member of the team. She has worked with children and their families for over 45 years, specialising in the last 30 years in child sexual abuse.

Tink first began working with children abused via the internet and new technologies in 1999 and developed a professional interest and expertise in this area – particularly regarding the forensic and recovery needs of the children and young people.

In 2009 Tink set up the MCF which became a registered charity in 2011. Her expertise, ambition and drive turned MCF from an idea to the organisation it is today – one with influence on both the national and international stage at local and government level. She pulled together a dedicated team of specialists with strengths across a breadth of safeguarding disciplines, all who share the vision and aims of the MCF.

Above all we thank Tink for the positive influence she has had on improving outcomes for children and their families. She has empowered professionals to really understand the impact of abuse facilitated and enabled by technology. She has assisted countless victims/survivors and their support networks to recover. Tink has left a true legacy that will continue to thrive because of her commitment and dedication.

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