Reviews and Testimonials

“The QA Panel would like to thank you for conducting this review and for providing them with the final report. The Panel concluded that this is an exceptional report that is thorough and probing with detailed analysis that is supported by appropriate research. The report is clear and easy to follow and a considerable number of lessons learned have been fully drawn out and evidence based”.

Home Office Quality Assurance Panel, September 2018


“The Panel concluded that this is a thoughtful, probing and reflective review that has been written with compassion and respect and which uses research to evidence the learning. The Panel felt family engagement in the review has provided a picture of the victim as a person and of what her life was like. The Panel particularly commended the review panel representation which they noted included a domestic abuse expert, specialists that support South Asian women to escape domestic abuse and a representative from Immigration Enforcement”.

Home Office Quality Assurance Panel, August 2018

“We commissioned Eleanor to design a practice model and manual for working specifically with South Asian children and families. As part of this work, Eleanor consulted with a range of internal professionals and key partners. The finished product was delivered on time and was of an exceptional standard, despite the complexities of the subject matter. Her sound understanding of minority ethnic communities was invaluable and we would not hesitate to commission Eleanor again, should the opportunity arise”.

NSPCC Development Manager

“Eleanor is adept at writing clear, concise guidance that practitioners can follow easily. This is why we commissioned her to research and write both the Statutory Guidance on forced marriage as well as the Multi-Agency Guidelines. Eleanor is sensitive to the complex issues around forced marriage which has made her work invaluable to the Unit. She delivers her work on time and within budget. We continue to use her services”.

The Forced Marriage Unit at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

“Eleanor is a thorough and efficient auditor.  Her understanding of  multi-agency responsibilities to safeguard and promote the welfare of children has ensured a high standard of analysis and constructive feedback for all LSCB partners.  Eleanor’s style of communication is very enabling and so she encourages positive contributions from those working with her too.  I would be very happy about commissioning her to undertake future work”.

Coral McGookin, Buckinghamshire Safeguarding Children Board

 “The Milton Keynes Community Safety Partnership ( SaferMK ) commissioned Eleanor to review the multi-agency response to repeat incidents of domestic abuse on two estates in Milton Keynes. The work was challenging and involved engaging with numerous key agencies in this key area. The final report was clearly written,  it provided a comprehensive insight into repeat victimisation and  we were able to use it to form the basis of our 2013-2015 domestic abuse strategy. Eleanor undoubtedly has a good understanding of domestic abuse and how practitioners can work together to protect children and families.  Working with Eleanor is a pleasure and SaferMK would not hesitate to use her services again“.

 Neil Dodds, Domestic and Sexual Violence Reduction Coordinator

“Eleanor led a comprehensive consultation with the women who live in Hestia’s domestic violence refuges across London. It raised a number of important issues which had not been considered before and has led to an action plan debated on the floor of the House of Commons. Eleanor carried out the consultation with sensitivity and tact, and brought a simple clarity to very complex issues.”

Patrick Ryan, Chief Executive, Hestia Housing

 “Coventry University commissioned Eleanor to talk to social workers about the findings from her research paper – “Child abuse linked to accusations of spirit possession and witchcraft”. It was fascinating. She gave everyone so much to think about and provided all the practitioners with a good overview of the subject including links between cases and the importance of multi-agency working.  Very thought provoking.”

Ruth Hester, Tutor, Coventry University

“Eleanor is committed to safeguarding children, especially children from minority ethnic communities – this makes it a pleasure for the Victoria Climbié Foundation to work alongside her”.

Mor Dioum and Stephanie Yorath, The Victoria Climbié Foundation

“Eleanor delivered a ‘Spirit Possession’ workshop for our Buckinghamshire child-minders and nannies. The workshop was very popular and received the following feedback: ‘Wow what a great workshop’ – ‘Eleanor is an outstanding speaker’ – ‘Fascinating and inspirational’ – ‘I could have listened to Eleanor all day’ – ‘Everyone should do this workshop as part of their safeguarding training and updates’

Thank you Eleanor, we valued your experience and knowledge at our recent training event and look forward to working with you in the future.”

Natalie Wrench – Childminding Services Coordinator (Bucks) Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) 

“Eleanor is a clear and knowledgeable thinker on child safeguarding matters.  She undertook work looking at the integration of systems in the borough which has helped us understand our strengths and weaknesses and led to improvements.  Eleanor’s work was of a high standard and delivered to agreed timescales.  I would certainly consider her when we commission future audits and project work”.

Jeremy Curtis, Business Manager – Windsor and Maidenhead Safeguarding Children Board

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