John Woodhouse is the managing director of dialogue and has a background in management in residential childcare and senior management in children’s social care. He was lead children’s services officer for a major child sexual exploitation investigation involving 119 young people, developed a multi-agency referral service and on-going support services for the young people.
Martine Osmond has over 20 years’ social work experience from work in prison as a Drugs/HIV worker on through to The Children’s Society managing services across Child Sexual Exploitation, Runaway’s & Substance Misuse. She has played a pivotal part in many large-scale Child Sexual Exploitation investigations.
In 2013 she gave evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee on localised child grooming. In the same year she was shortlisted for an award by the National Working Group for sexually exploited children (NWG) for her contribution to work with victims.
She is currently a part time manager in Devon’s Young Carers service and works on a range of projects for dialogue. She delivers excellent training with outstanding feedback to participants from all agencies.