Meet the CEO

Jahnine is a care-experienced professional who started her career in children’s rights and participation and has over 20 years practice experience working in both charity and statutory safeguarding arenas. She is the UK’s foremost researcher and thought leader in adultification bias in child protection and safeguarding. A specialist in the safeguarding of Black children, Jahnine’s PhD research explores safeguarding responses to Black children when harm is outside of the home.  Jahnine was appointed to the Child Safeguarding Review Panel November 2021 for a period of 4 years, she is also the appointed safeguarding lead for the BBC’s independent review into Tim Westwood.