Kim is responsible for Training and Development at LimeCulture Community Interest Company.
Kim qualified as a barrister and joined the Crown Prosecution Service in the UK in April 1986. Since 1995 Kim has worked closely with the police, health, lawyers and other third sector agencies at the St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre to improve the standard of rape and child abuse investigations and prosecutions across the Greater Manchester Area and beyond. She was instrumental in the development of the children’s service at St Mary’s following research work in the USA.
Kim became involved in training and development in 1996 and regularly provides training to lawyers, forensic physicians, medics, social workers, police officers and forensic services in child and adult protection both nationally and internationally. Kim also works in Multi‐Agency settings facilitating the development of joint working protocols and arrangements in child protection, with a specific focus on child sexual harm.
Kim was one of the authors of ‘Without Consent’; a thematic review of the investigation and prosecution of rape published in 2007. In 2008 Kim was appointed as a ‘Children and Young Person’s Expert as part of a small team of experts commissioned by the Department of Health in the UK to advise upon the response to sexual violence by key agencies. During this time, Kim reviewed the paediatric and partnership response to children and young people affected by sexual violence, both acutely and historically. This included a review of commissioning structures, joint working arrangements, risk management procedures, forensic and after-care pathways.
Kim also works across the Sporting Sector and is a member of the national safeguarding panel in sport.
Kim is one of the lead trainers for LimeCulture training and development initiatives. She frequently provides in-house and bespoke training to frontline professionals and their organisations, as well as teaching on our professional courses. Through her professional knowledge and expertise, Kim is able to support commissioners and service providers alike in ensuring delivery of high-quality services to meet the needs of victims of sexual violence.