Mike is the Chief Safeguarding Officer at The Safeguarding Company (formerly One Team Logic) and one of the founding members of the company.
Mike had a varied career in the police service and up until 2012 was the Assistant Chief Constable with Dorset Police. As a young detective he was a Child Protection Officer, a role which involved the investigation of serious and complex child abuse cases. Later on, as Head of CID he was responsible for all aspects of adult and child safeguarding matters in the force and led on a number of critical incidents and major crime investigations. Mike worked very closely with the statutory agencies and chaired the Local Criminal Justice Board as well as representing the police on the Local Safeguarding Children’s Board.
As the Chief Safeguarding Officer, Mike has responsibility for ensuring that the latest best practice on safeguarding and child protection is integrated into the range of products and services delivered by the company. He oversees all aspects of safeguarding training, using his knowledge and experience to support the development of high-quality courses that support front-line practitioners across a wide range of sectors.
Mike is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences/events on the subject of safeguarding and child protection. He is also an experienced school governor and is currently the Chair of Governors at a primary school in West Dorset.