SAFE Associate – Karen Procek

Karen is a highly skilled and experienced training facilitator based in Scotland with over 20 years of experience working in the Voluntary sector.  Karen is committed to influencing change through a rights-based approach to education and discussion, increasing confidence and competence, and raising awareness of how to support vulnerable children and adults.

Karen worked for NSPCC Scotland for nearly 15 years; six years as a ChildLine Supervisor then as Child Protection Training Officer for Scotland. Karen is currently working within the Health and Social Care Sector, delivering trauma informed training that seeks to empower and raise awareness with safeguarding at the core.

Karen is a passionate changemaker for inclusion based on her experience as an unpaid carer. As a parent carer, Karen brings a wealth of experience in supporting organisations to gain lived experience of raising a child with profound learning disabilities and shattering stereotypes of disability.

Karen is passionate about ensuring people live their best life, are included within their communities, are surrounded by positive relationships, and most importantly have their rights and wellbeing safeguarded and protected.