Who we are

 

Bold moves deliver community and custodial interventions. We focus on parenting, criminal justice work and contact centres. The interventions we deliver are mostly single gendered group work aimed at changing behaviour. We have worked with family courts, family court services, criminal justice agencies and charities.


We have a wealth of experience and employ staff who have relevant professional and life experiences who can provide a mix of learning and teaching styles to make our group work sessions enjoyable and informative.


Leading the team is Dawn Brooks who is a qualified social worker and probation officer who was awarded the MBE in 2009 for services to probation in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. The honour particularly acknowledged Dawn's contribution to promoting diversity, particularly with women offenders, and to developing services to address domestic violence.


Jacqui is the Bold Moves coordinator and facilitator, she has experience of working in probation, the charity and private sectors. She is a trained probation officer and group worker.


Frank is the veteran’s lead for Bold moves, since leaving military service he has been formally trained in domestic violence interventions, NLP master practioner, CBT therapies and safe guarding. He works both in the community and custody. Frank has personal experience of divorce and separated parenting.


Colin has many years’ experience of working in all areas of the criminal justice sector delivering and developing services in custody and the community and brings to the team real-life experience of separation and working through difficult situations.


Lee has worked in the Justice Sector for the last 10 years, is a very experienced group worker and a separated dad with a wealth of knowledge and experience.


Terry is a mum and an experienced support worker with specialisms in getting women into work and supporting with anxiety, depressions and parenting children with special needs.


Roz is a trained Social Worker who has experience of working within the Probation Service as a senior manager for many years, specialising in working with female offenders and is now a senior University Lecturer and a qualified teacher and facilitates a number of our programmes.

 
Erika is our Contact Centre Manager; she is a trained social worker and Family Court Advisor, with experience in working with the family court, mediation, supervised contact and gathering children’s wishes and feelings.


Other part time staff that have experience in criminal justice, family services and military veterans, support delivery of programmes as required.