Amanda started her career working with children and young people nearly 30 years ago as a youth worker, mainly focusing on single gender work. From front line delivery, she moved into a more strategic role within children’s services. This included leading on the teenage pregnancy, young people’s sexual health and substance misuse strategies for the local authority in her home- town. It was through these roles and that Amanda came into contact with domestic abuse services and young people affected by domestic abuse, teenage relationship abuse and those who were violent towards their parents and carers.
Amanda started working in the domestic abuse sector as a Children’s Services Manager for a charity in North Yorkshire. It was here she became familiar with the Respect Young People’s Programme and Respects work addressing Child and Adolescent to Parent Violence and abuse (CAPVA).
She joined Respect in 2019 as the Young People’s Service Development Manager. Respect Young People’s Service works with nationally with Local Authorities, Police and Crime Commissioners and voluntary organisations providing consultation, training and programme implementation support, to facilitate the delivery of the Respect Young People’s Programme (RYPP).