Carolyn Drew

Trustee Safeguarding

In her previous role as a senior manager within Somerset’s Children’s Social Care team, Carolyn saw the tremendous value that vulnerable children derived from having a long-term mentor. She joined the Board in 2018 and is the lead trustee for Safeguarding.

I am a registered social worker. I have worked in children’s services for 26 years. Prior to that I was a nurse, parent and foster carer.

I have been aware of, and worked closely with Promise Mentoring since it was developed as a local authority service. I have seen, first hand, the commitment of the mentors and the staff. I am also aware of the positive impact that mentoring has had on the lives of children and young people.

I am the Lead Trustee for Safeguarding. I am committed to keeping up to date with all safeguarding training, auditing safeguarding within the organisation, and supporting our team of professionals and our wonderful volunteers in their vital work. Safeguarding children is everyone’s business. Safeguarding has been a golden thread within PROMISEworks from its inception and will continue to be so.