Hi, I’m Kathryn. I’ve recently joined the team at DCYP, and have been a youth worker for the past 12 years, working in a number of settings within the local area, starting as a volunteer, and qualifying as a Level 3 youth worker in 2009. To further my support and understanding of the issues faced by children and young people, I have completed further courses and qualifications, as a youth worker, foster carer and school governor. I am passionate about working with young people and helping them recognise and celebrate their strengths, gain confidence, build self-esteem, develop positive relationships, achieve good mental health, reach their potential, and become active and engaged with other young people and the wider community. It’s really important for young people to have a safe space where they are able to go and seek support and advice, and have their views and opinions heard.