Becky is listed as a guest speaker for one of our discussions but she does not work at Cumberland Lodge. We cannot share her contact details and it is not always possible for us to pass on contact enquiries to past speakers.

Becky Lewis is a qualified social worker and has been the Strategic Safeguarding and Quality Assurance Service Manager for Bristol City Council Children and Families Services since 2018. She is the local authority lead for Child Exploitation. Bristol is one of five sites partnered with Dr Carlene Firmin and the Universities of Bedfordshire and Durham in trialling and implementing Contextual Safeguarding. Becky is the city’s programme lead for the Scale-Up Project and has led on the integration of contextual safeguarding and public health responses within Safer Options, Bristol’s Child Exploitation and Serious Violence partnership and hub which she manages.

As part of the Scale-up Project Bristol has particularly focused on piloting approaches to location-based safeguarding, education inclusion and community-led responses to serious violence and criminal exploitation.

Becky’s previous background includes 8 years working for Barnardo’s running the Avon and Somerset Child Sexual Exploitation Service, BASE. During her time with Barnardo’s she coordinated the victim care response to children who were exploited by organised networks as part large police investigations across the force area (Operation Brooke and Operation Barrier) and collaborated on developing the national Barnardo’s practice model for working with children who are being sexually abused through exploitation.