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Amanda Naylor

Amanda Naylor

Assistant Director for Impact and Lead on Child Sexual Abuse,
Barnardo's

Over the past 20 years, Amanda has worked extensively within the third sector, international development and social care, focused on contextual safeguarding, inclusive practice with disabled children and justice for child victims. Currently Amanda heads up the delivery of Barnardo’s 10 year strategy on child sexual abuse, incorporating child sexual exploitation and harmful sexual behaviours, designing and implementing innovative and responsive services across the UK’s 4 Nations. Amanda sits on both the Centre of Expertise for CSA Advisory Board and the NOTA Advisory Board and has central involvement with key Government initiatives on the range of CSA issues.

  • Developing a trauma responsive approach to supporting children facing complex risk
  • Centring this approach in what children tell us they need us to do differently to keep them safe in multiple contexts
  • The challenges of undoing things that no longer work and developing new dynamic approaches through co-design
  • The potential impact these changes may have on multi-agency partners and commissioners