Linda Sands is a highly qualified safeguarding consultant & subject expert with both adults and children. She started her career in the police in 1981, where she specialised in investigating the abuse of vulnerable witnesses. Due to her commitment and passion in supporting adults at risk, she decided to pursue a career as an independent safeguarding consultant & freelance trainer. Linda has piloted ‘Vulnerable Witness’ courses for 6 police forces in England & Wales, alongside innumerable safeguarding courses for the NHS, social care, charitable and private organisations. Linda was one of the independent investigators within a historical National Children’s Homes Enquiry which led to the successful conviction of paedophiles who were active during the 1970’s. She continues to provide safeguarding training to senior and frontline staff, within all the statutory agencies as well as providing independent consultancy, quality assurance, assessments & reports for education tribunals, judicial reviews & the Court of Protection.