Meet Emma

Emma inspires people to listen to the voice of the child and tackles injustice and inequality by making system change happen.

Emma HarewoodEmma is an improvement and change leader with a strong track record of delivering tangible results in a cross section of whole system change, integration and cost improvement programmes. She has worked across health, social care, police, criminal justice system, primary care and the voluntary sector. Her clinical paediatric dietetic background ensures she is child and staff focused throughout, enabling true co-design of solutions.

Emma has spent the last five years turning children and young people’s vulnerabilities into system change within central government and national decision makers for health, criminal justice and charities.  Making children and young people feel valued is vital and this can happen when they see their feedback resulting in changes in the system.

Her recent expertise is in the fields of child sexual abuse, safeguarding and emotional wellbeing.  She has successfully advocated for changes to tackle injustice and now it is time to see those improvements available more widely for the 1 in 10 children that experience child sexual abuse.

Emma is extremely approachable and flexible. She is measured, patient and strategic, willing to agree pragmatic changes with those in leadership that take in to account the rights of children, statutory, legal and financial frameworks.

A confident and persuasive communicator, Emma is able to influence and shift her style from children and young people to national/local governmental organisations.  Actively engaged in learning and development at a UK, European and worldwide level with key influencers in the field of child sexual abuse.  Confident in radio and print media, in professional and national press. Prominent public speaker in the field of CSA including NHS and social care conferences, ISPCAN, hosting European webinars,

Emma’s area of expertise

  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Complex whole system change
  • Co-design and integration of pathways
  • Keeping children at the centre

Graduate of the Nye Bevan Executive Leadership programme (NHS Leadership Academy)