Sacpa team

The Sacpa staff are professionals passionate about safeguarding and child protection. You are welcome to get in touch with any member of our team – we are here to help.

Director: Aileen Kane
Aileen is Director of Sacpa and has a background in the education and charity sectors. Having recognised a lack of safeguarding parity across the UK, Aileen was a key figure in the independent education sector’s implementation of a self-reporting tool for the mandatory reporting of abuse. Alongside her role at SACPA, she is also COO of the Boarding Schools’ Association (BSA) working closely with government departments including DfE, Home Office, DIT, MOD and FCO, as well as local authorities and other agencies. She is a board member of the DfE’s Boarding Schools Partnership group which aims to place vulnerable children into boarding schools and heads up BSA’s work to find places for refugee children escaping from conflict countries. Aileen is also the safeguarding trustee for a children’s charity.

Manager: Bethan Waddington
Beth has worked in both the charity, education and membership sectors in the UK and overseas. She is passionate about ensuring that safeguarding is a priority topic in all businesses and looks after the training and membership work for Sacpa members.

Advisor: Dale Wilkins
Dale is a child protection specialist, with over 30 years’ experience working in the education sector. He is currently the Director of Safeguarding, Standards and Training for the Boarding Schools’ Association, is accredited by the NSPCC, having completed their ‘Training for trainers in child protection’ and his work includes liaising with government bodies on behalf of the sector as well as delivering child protection CPD to schools. Dale has also been a multi-agency safeguarding trainer for Dudley Safeguarding Children Board.

Membership Manager: Chris Ryan
Chris heads up the Member Services team at Sacpa and is experienced in both membership associations and safeguarding. A former state school deputy head, Chris was DSL directly responsible for the welfare and child protection of those in his care.

Finance and Business Development Manager: Janki Amlani
Janki has a background in the health sector and has a Business and Finance degree. She manages the finances for Sacpa and happy to help with any queries members may have.


We use a wide network of expert consultants to deliver advice and bespoke training to members. Our consultants cover a broad range of sectors including health, policing and education and are experienced in abuse, contextual safeguarding, online issues, gambling, addiction, behaviour management, country lines etc.

Please do get in touch if you have an area of support you require, and the team will match you to the appropriate consultant.

Get in touch

T. +44 (0)203 963 2733

60 St Martin’s Lane
Covent Garden
London WC2N 4JS