Jahnine Davis is the Co-Founder and Director of Listen Up Research. She has been involved in a variety of national and local innovations, bringing about systems change via the promotion of evidence-informed practice in child protection and safeguarding. Jahnine is also a Research Fellow for Contextual Safeguarding at the University of Bedfordshire and an expert in diversity & inclusive child protection & safeguarding practice. More recently, Jahnine led research into the experiences of Black Girls and Child Sexual Abuse and is now a doctoral candidate exploring how Black adolescents who experience harm as are responded to by child protection agencies. She is currently the Safeguarding Trustees for IMKAAN and St Giles.
social worker and co-founder
Listen Up Research
As a social worker-researcher, Nick is passionate about improving access to research in safeguarding and wellbeing settings. Nick has built a reputation for supporting service transformation through co-design and research-informed practice. This includes leading the development of the Greater Manchester's child exploitation service (ACT). Currently, as part of his role at the Centre of expertise on child sexual abuse, Nick is Co-ordinating a pilot to remove the use of risk assessment tools in child sexual and criminal exploitation settings. Nick's PhD research relates to safeguarding adolescents in extra-familial contexts.