George has worked for over 10 years for both local government and voluntary agencies, engaging disadvantaged young people and their families.
In this time he has specialized in gang work, youth justice, child protection, young people in care, mediation, substance misuse, prevention of violent extremism, family breakdown, crime prevention, mental health, sexual exploitation, employment, education and training, youth participation, parenting and project development.
This breadth of experience means that George fully understands the problems that some young people can encounter and is well-placed to develop a programme that deals with the many issues that they face.
George is inspired by the achievements made by a number of his young people and counts his main skills as identifying young people’s strengths and offering them consistent, unconditional support to be positive and valued members of their local community.
George has a degree in Sociology and Criminology and a diploma in Learning Development and Support Services, as well as numerous qualifications in substance misuse, parenting, youth work, and two Borough Commander Commendations for working with disadvantaged young people and project development.