Empowering Voices Against Abuse

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Ineke Houtenbos

Ineke Houtenbos

Senior Training & Development Consultant, NSPCC NI

Ineke Houtenbos (Assoc. CIPD) is the Senior Training and Development Consultant covering Northern Ireland for the NSPCC.  In her Social Work practice she worked with children, young people and their families in therapeutic intervention, group homes and juvenile justice centres in Holland, the US and Northern Ireland, where she is currently based. In her role with the NSPCC,  she has worked with wide variety of organisation in Northern Ireland, England and abroad, including; Early Years, International Schools in the Middle East, University of Ulster, SSE Arena, Chelsea FC, Basketball England, The Ann Craft Trust, NI Screen, NWG, Save the Children and Rugby England. Her role involves designing and delivering safeguarding and child protection training, public speaking, writing safeguarding policy and other consultancy work, including the crucial role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Safeguarding.  

What Our Attendees Say

The speaker's presentation was incredibly impactful. It truly opened my eyes to the importance of recognising and addressing the link between animal and human abuse. The Links Group's mission is now something I deeply support.

Attending this event was a game-changer for me. The insights shared by the speaker were both enlightening and motivating. I left feeling empowered to make a difference in my community.

'Even though I ask the question on the DASH form regarding animal abuse, I feel more confident how to respond’.

‘I thought it was brilliantly presented and one of the most worthwhile training sessions I have ever attended’.

‘Whilst the sharing of real scenarios from survivors' experiences was confronting and difficult to hear, it really cemented the knowledge and research you were providing’.