After graduating from the University of the West of Scotland with a BA (Hons) in Social Work, Erin joined the Who Cares? Scotland 1000 Voices team. Over two years, Erin and the team supported Care Experienced people all across Scotland to participate in the Independent Care Review.
Erin then spent three years in Aotearoa, New Zealand as a Kaiwhakamana (advocate) and Kaiarahi (team leader) at the independent advocacy organisation for Care Experienced people, VOYCE Whakarongo Mai. On returning to Scotland, Erin worked for Guardianship Scotland, supporting unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people to navigate the complex asylum system and advocating to ensure their needs were being met.
Erin’s role at CYCJ will focus on ensuring that children, young people and their families are able to participate meaningfully in the evaluation of the Scottish Child Interview Model (SCIM); she will also support the wider work of the participation workstream.