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Richard Dickson, MSc Public Policy, LLB (Hons)
Principal Trainer & Consultant

Richard draws on his extensive experience of working in the public, private and voluntary sectors to develop and deliver practical training and consultancy services:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapist

Certified Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapist supporting young people experiencing feelings of fear, stress, anxiety and depressive episodes.

Foster Carer (NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care)

A registered foster carer since 2004 meeting the needs of children from different backgrounds.


Chair, Vice-Chair & Independent Panel Member

Working as a Chair, Vice-Chair and Independent Panel Member since 2016 for several Fostering & Adoption Agencies.

Peer Mentor (TSDS & NVQ Level 4 in Children's Care Learning & Development)

Providing a peer mentoring service for new carers since 2014 and support completing the Training Support Development Standards Workbook.

Fostering Network Education Champion & Award Winner

As part of the London Fostering Achievement pilot helping to deliver a programme of training courses focussed on the importance of education for children in foster care.

Richard is also the recipient of the Fostering Network's President's Award, acknowledging his work on the programme and his contribution to fostering. 

IOM Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children Champion

Delivering courses designed to help carers meet the unique needs of Unaccompanied Asylum-Seeking Children.


Policy Consultant

Conducting policy research, developing and delivering training courses in different areas of equality practice and law.

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