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 BSA Group working closely with government departments including DfE, Home Office, DIT, MOD and FCO, as well as local authorities and other agencies. She was a board member of the DfE’s former 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.

Head of Member Services: Bethan Waddington
Beth is responsible for the CPD programme at Sacpa. With a background 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.

Director of Member Services: 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.

Communications and Partnerships Manager: Andrew Gray
Andrew is an experienced communications professional with a strong track record of providing a wide range of public relations and communications support across a variety of sectors including charity, construction and engineering, defence, education, entertainment, foodservices, healthcare, housing and property, leisure and retail. He spent three and a half years with leading sight loss charity the Macular Society before joining Sacpa in August 2020. Working alongside the Director of Sacpa, Andrew is responsible for driving all messaging including web, media, social media, resources, campaigns, surveys, and setting up partnerships for Sacpa.

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.


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, safer recruitment, online issues, gambling, addiction, behaviour management and county lines.

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