Robert Maragh

Country: United Kingdom
Email: robert.maragh@signsofsafety.net
Languages: English
Licensed Signs of Safety Trainer
Robert worked as a front-line practitioner and manager in multi-disciplinary services for 27 years, before becoming a freelance consultant in 2011 as a trainer and facilitator within the public and private sectors. He has a professional background in project management, training and development, resource management, commissioning and procurement, and children’s health and social care operations. Robert has held assignments in two England Innovation Project (EIP) authorities to support the implementation of Signs of Safety and supported three more, providing support and wider organisational improvements using the principles, discipline and tools.

Robert has presented to various All Party Parliamentary Groups on the needs of vulnerable children, and on the health of refugee children in particular. He developed the first response services for children affected by HIV & AIDS in East London across five boroughs, and led the development of partnership models for meeting the needs of looked after children in twelve North East London boroughs. He has led a number of reviews which led to increased funding covering health visiting, school nursing and CAMHS. He has managed multi-disciplinary services covering ill health and long-term conditions, housing support, disabled children, children’s rights and looked after children.

He has designed and delivered community and youth work courses for the Inner London Education Authority and Oxford Brookes University. In addition to training, Robert has carried out numerous reviews and audits. He has held non-executive Director roles in social housing and health services.

He uses the Signs of Safety approach in all aspects of his assignments and is currently supporting a NE London borough CSC to use the framework in the MASH, Assessment and Safeguarding, LAC & Leaving Care, LAC Reviews, CP Conferences and PLO. He provides training to a range of practitioners and managers in multi-disciplinary teams, Early Help, Youth Justice, and CSC.

Throughout his working life he has developed an interest in children and young people’s participation and direct work, and has worked with practitioners to apply My Three Houses, Words & Pictures and other tools.