Serving as a Trustee and advisor for child protection for Reedham Children's Trust has enabled me to continue helping others in an area about which I am passionate.

She has over 15 years' experience in Child Protection and has held senior posts in both Local Authority social work and health settings. She has strategic experience in child protection including consultation, service review, planning, inspection preparation, policy writing, change management, investigations and training.

During her appointment at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust she led on service improvement following the Baby Peter, case (2008) in a key London Hospital involved in the case. Her work was commended by CQC/Ofsted joint inspections for significant service improvements based on the service review and implemented procedures and structures .

Sonia has authored /quality assured over 15 Internal Management Reviews as part of Serious Case Reviews across England over last 6 years, one of which was the only IMR/SCR to be graded “outstanding “in London. In 2010

Sonia is currently pursuing her PHD in Social work at Tavistock Clinic in London and has been an invited speaker on methodology for the Doctorate in Social Work. She has a special interest in the emotional impact of child protection on practitioners.