Welcome to our new advocate

Please meet Claire, our new advocate for children and young people in care. 

After completing a Bachelor of Nursing degree, Claire spent the last 8 years working in Child Protection and also has a background supporting children and young people in the primary and tertiary education systems. 

We asked Claire some questions, to find out more about her. 

How do you think the learnings from your previous roles will support this role within OGCYP?

My time working with the Department for Child Protection gave me invaluable knowledge and skills for supporting children and young people. I have a sound knowledge of how the Department works and how to support children and young people to be able to reach their full potential.

What inspires you to work with children and young people?

I am passionate about ensuring that the voices of children and young people are listened to, and that they feel safe and supported. I feel privileged to be able to work directly with children and young people, ensuring that their rights are met.

What are you most looking forward to in the role?

Helping children and young people to have a voice and be involved in decisions affecting them.

What three words would your friends and family use to describe you?

Quiet, conscientious, and caring

What do you do when you’re not working?

I enjoy going for walks on the beach, spending time with family and friends and going on holidays. 

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