Practice Development Advisor (on secondment)
Debbie is currently on secondment from CYCJ to the Scottish Government, where she is working within the Children’s Care and Justice Bill team to support the development of this important legislation for Scotland, which is out for consultation.
In her role as Practice Development Advisor for CYCJ, Debbie worked part time on youth justice and part time on Secure Care. Debbie lead CYCJ’s work regarding children who are deprived of their liberty, looked after children and care leavers. She played a major role in the development and implementation of the Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland.
Prior to working at CYCJ Debbie spent ten years working with vulnerable and marginalised children and young people across sectors and in various roles including within a Children and Families Social Work team.