Ann Marie Christian on Safeguarding our Children

Ann Marie Christian BA (Hons), Dip SW
Safeguarding & Child Protection Consultant, Trainer, Author and Troubleshooter

Ann Marie has been working within children’s services and allied settings for over 20 years. She is a qualified social worker and has been specifically involved with safeguarding in education setting for 17 years.

She is an accredited NSPCC (Child Protection Charity based in the UK) Child Protection Trainer and an accredited Safer Recruitment Trainer. Since 2010 she has been working independently as a safeguarding consultant and currently works with various bodies including ISI (Independent School Inspectorate) Consultancy, BSA (Boarding School Association), CCPAS (Church Child Protection Advisory Service), NSPCC, IAPS Independent Association for Prep Schools, COIS (Council of International Schools) various schools, Academy Trusts and Local Authorities.

Ann Marie delivers regular workshops at national and international conferences and contributes safeguarding articles to various journals for example, Head teachers Update, SEN Magazine, Optimus Education –Protecting Children, Boarding Schools Association publications and more.

Consultancy Services

Ann Marie helps schools and organisations by supporting and fulfilling their safeguarding duties inline with The Children Act 1989, Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015 and Keeping children Safe in Education 2016.

With good practice from completing audits and delivering compliance workshops, she is confident with her knowledge about understanding the safeguarding agenda.

Additionally, she supports schools in trouble shooting cases that are stuck, about to be closed by Social Care or never accepted as a referral.


Ann Marie has worked with front line child protection for over twenty years and have specialised in education setting for the last seventeen years. She works nationally and internationally as well as providing in-house training to all child care settings.At the moment Ann Marie offers two training courses; Designated Safeguarding Lead and Safer Recruitment Training.


With over 15 years’ experience of public speaking, Ann Marie frequently delivers workshops and delivers key note speeches at national and international conferences.She spreads her good practice and passion about the voice of the child as well delivering the strong safeguarding agenda.

International Work

Since 2008, Ann Marie has been working internationally working with schools in Europe, Far East and the Middle East.In 2015, she became an affiliated consultant for CIOS and continues to support international schools.

Articles written by Ann Marie

  • Are you guilty of kid spamming on Facebook? – MARIE CLAIRE 13/07/2017
  • Helping independent schools speak up about safeguarding – ZURICH MAGAZINE 07/04/17
  • Early Help – getting it right – HEADTEACHER UPDATE 08/09/2017
  • Safeguarding: Keeping Children Safe in Education – HEADTEACHER UPDATE 10/11/2016
  • Maintaining a watertight safeguarding system – HEADTEACHER UPDATE 08/09/2016
  • Treading the fine line of child protection – HEADTEACHER UPDATE 13/06/2016
  • Keeping Children Safe – SEN