Donna Peach The University of Salford, UK
Donna is a registered social worker whose 30 year career includes a range of positions in therapeutic residential childcare, child protection teams, and CAFCASS. During the last eight years of her career, Donna worked as an expert witness for the family courts. Her academic and research interests are complemented by her role as a critical social psychologist, her PhD is a phenomenological analysis of prospective adoptive parents’ experiences. In addition, Donna has lead roles in several child sexual abuse and exploitation research studies including Rotherham MBC’s, CSE Needs Analysis; Voluntary Action Rotherham’s Base project; Barnardo’s real love rocks CSE practitioner training resource; Greater Manchester Police CTZN project and evaluation of MOSAIC II, a charity providing therapeutic support to victims, families and survivors of child sexual abuse. Finally, Donna is commissioned by NHS England to manage the development of a psychosocial assessment model, designed to enhance disclosures of sexual abuse between children, young people and professionals.