Each of our associates has years of excellence in practice, using the theory and research that underpins our training and consultancy to inform their own work.
They come from a variety of backgrounds: foster care, early years, teaching, therapy, social work, psychology, health and justice. Many of them have moved between disciplines, as their interests have taken them in different directions. What they all offer is a wealth of practical experience, both in direct work with vulnerable people, and in sharing their knowledge and wisdom with others.
Interested in becoming an associate?
If you have a commitment to sharing transformative knowledge with those who work with children and families, and experience of training or consultancy as well as direct work, then becoming an associate with KCA may appeal.
For more information or to express your interest, please contact us. We will then review your CV, discuss your experience and explore the potential for working together.
Janet is a Chartered Educational Psychologist and has worked as Senior Psychologist for Looked After Children within a Scottish Education Authority, with a remit to help raise the attainment of children in care. Her post sat within an interagency team comprising education, social policy and health professionals and she supported foster carers, social workers and school staff in stabilising and improving the educational and social outcomes for young people who have experienced loss, change and trauma.
Janet is the author of 'The LAC Pack', which is a resource for education and social policy professionals working with looked after children. She is also a trained teacher who has previously taught in secondary schools over a period of fifteen years. She has been a member of fostering and adoption panels and is a highly experienced trainer of education, health and social policy professionals with a focus on the psychological issues underlying the behaviour of vulnerable children and young people.
Janet is passionately committed to enabling key professionals and foster carers to form positive secondary attachment relationships with children and young people who have had negative early life experiences, with a view to helping them to build resilience.
- 2009–Present: Freelance Trainer in Foster Care and Education
- 2006–2008: Senior Psychologist for Looked After Children, West Lothian
- 2003–2006: Educational Psychologist for Looked After Children, West Lothian
- 2002–2003: Mainstream Educational Psychologist, West Lothian
- 2000–2002: Maingrade Educational Psychologist, Norfolk
- 1998–1999: Trainee Educational Psychologist, Norfolk
- 1989–1998: Outreach teacher, Visiting Teaching Service, Norfolk
- 1984–1986: Assistant Teacher (English), Leventhorpe School, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire
- 1975–1979: Depute Head of Englaish, Balwearie High School, Fife
- 1974–1975: Assistant Teacher (English), Kirkcaldy High School, Fife
- 1971–1974: Assistant Teacher (English), Buckhaven High School, Fife
- MSc Educational Psychology, University of East London, 2000
- BA (Hons) Psychology, Open University, 1995
- Secondary Teaching Certificate, Moray House School of Education, Edinburgh, 1971
- MA (Hons), English, University of St Andrews, 1970
- “ Excellent content, it has given me hope! ” Marion Milne, Glasgow – September 2012
- “ Loved the trainer... very warm and friendly and knew her stuff. ” Michelle Robertson, Glasgow – September 2012