Lauren joined Kidscape in January 2017. Previous to this Lauren led the work of the Anti-Bullying Alliance, based at the National Children’s Bureau, providing leadership across the sector, delivering high impact programme work to tackle bullying and coordinating the Anti-Bullying Week campaign in schools each year.
Previous to this she managed an education advocacy service in North London with Save the Children, has worked in behaviour support with early teens and started her professional life coordinating overseas youth volunteer placements with GAP Activity Projects.
Lauren has an MA in Education: Culture, Language and Identity from Goldsmiths College, University of London and a BA Hons in English Literature from the University of Sheffield. Lauren has a well-established profile in the anti-bullying and children’s sector, is a regular public speaker and media spokesperson and never misses an opportunity to champion the rights of children to a life free from bullying and abuse. Lauren is also privileged to be Mum to two lively children and is a trustee of her local food bank.