Jahnine Davis is a reputable and highly regarded professional with over 20 years experience in the charity sector.
She is recognised nationally as a leader in the field of intersectionality, adultification and safeguarding Black children and young people. Jahnine has established and led several services; including child criminal exploitation, child sexual exploitation family support programmes and youth violence interventions. A care-experienced professional, Jahnine is committed to supporting people with lived-experience. Jahnine is a visiting research fellow on the Contextual Safeguarding programme at the University of Bedfordshire, and chairs the newly formed EDI Special Interest Group on behalf of the Association for Child Protection Professionals. A PhD researcher, Jahnine is interested in exploring safeguarding responses to Black children impacted by extra-familial harm. With an MA in Woman and Child Abuse, Jahnine’s work in the violence against women and girls’ sector includes her research on Black girls and child sexual abuse. Jahnine currently leads a Pan-regional equity and safeguarding programme and a practice research project exploring adultification bias. She is also a commissioner of the child sexual abuse and exploitation commission, an initiative led by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid in partnership with the Centre for Social Justice
Jahnine is the Safeguarding Trustee for Save the Children UK, Imkaan and St Giles Trust