Adele is a senior counsel in Farrer & Co’s Safeguarding Unit, which advises organisations in this country and around the world working with children and/or adults with care and support needs. Within the Unit, Adele is responsible for the charity sector, and
co-leads on the sports sector.
Adele specialises in safeguarding and child protection law. She advises and provides training to charities (from a UK and overseas perspective), sports organisations and governing bodies, and schools. Her areas of expertise include best practice in safeguarding governance, safer recruitment, creating and maintaining a safe organisational culture; conducting risk assessments; handling safeguarding crises; safeguarding audits and reviews; the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse; introducing a low-level concerns policy and/or culture; peer-on-peer abuse; mental health issues, and on-line safety.
Since her return to Farrer and Co in 2015, Adele has built on her expertise in these areas. She has devised a peer-on-peer abuse toolkit in collaboration with Dr Carlene Firmin. Committed to innovative practice in safeguarding and child protection, Adele has facilitated the establishment of a safeguarding steering group, which is represented by large national and international charities.