Ann Marie Christian is an international, safeguarding and Child Protection consultant, trainer, author and troubleshooter.
Ann Marie has independently supported hundreds of organizations in strengthening their safeguarding agenda. She is an associate for various organizations including the NSPCC. She is also the safeguarding officer for her local parish and delivers annual training to the volunteers and sits on the church Safeguarding Committee who meet quarterly.
In this interview, we discuss child abuse linked to faith and the indicators that Early Years practitioners and educators should look out for. Ann Marie explains why this is especially now and the steps we can take to safeguard children in these circumstances. She gives advice on the culture or set of beliefs that practitioners and educators may be unfamiliar with and how to then communicate sensitively with those communities.