Lawrence Jordan Training and Development Manager
Lawrence has worked within the Children Social Care arena since 2003. His first role was a residential support worker for children with learning disabilities and then an assistant manager in a children residential setting.
After this Lawrence worked as a family advice and support worker undertaking direct work with children and their families in supporting an allocated social worker with tailoring an intervention to address the concerns and improve the outcomes for the child.
In 2013 Lawrence qualified as a social worker and joined an Emergency Social Work Team responding to concerns that arose out of normal office hours. It was during this time Lawrence developed a local response to Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) including overseeing a small team of specialist CSE support workers.
Lawrence has also worked as a social worker in a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) as well as a case holding social worker with a family support team.
In 2016 Lawrence was promoted to the Child Sexual Exploitation Coordinator to address the wider aspects of CSE and to develop a stronger multi-agency response. Further development in this area meant that Lawrence became the local authorities, Professional Lead for Children Missing, Exploited and Trafficked and was tasked with creating a multi-agency hub to respond to all forms of child exploitation and to incorporate the child missing service within it; a team that is still operating today.
Lawrence received 2 awards in 2020, firstly from the NWG for his work with children and families, and secondly a Thames Valley Police Area commander’s commendation for his exceptional work with children who are exploited, go missing or have been trafficked.
Lawrence is delighted to have recently joined the Marie Collins Foundation as a Training and Development Manager, and this role will further support Lawrence’s commitment in protecting children from being sexually harmed online.