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Bijal Ruparelia

Bijal is an experienced professional who delivers training and consultancy in the area of safeguarding children practice and leadership.  She is a qualified Social Worker having extensive experience of child protection practice in the statutory sector, followed by several years of management experience.  She has worked as a trainer and a coach to support the development of practice across the children’s sector, including public, voluntary and private sector, across the UK and sometimes abroad.  She has advised Local Authorities and multi-agency Partnerships on service re-design and completed many quality assurance projects to support improvement across the sector.  She has experience of writing and reviewing policies and procedures and has supported organisations to develop their strategic plans. 

Bijal is Chair of the Safeguarding Standards in Sports Panel (NSPCC & Sport England) and is a Board Member for Warts and All Theatre Company.

Professional qualifications

BA (Hons) Applied Social Studies
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (CQSW)
MA Child Protection Studies
Advanced Award in Social Work
Training for Trainers in Child Protection
(A1) Assessor Award (Qualified to assess up to level 4 NVQ)
NLP Diploma
Certificate in Training Practice
Accredited Trainer for ‘Graded Care Profile 2’