our associates

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.

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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.

Tom Cairns

Photo - Tom Cairns

An experienced web developer, designer and publisher, Tom is the Operational Director of Kate Cairns Associates. He is also an accredited CEOP Ambassador, having trained to deliver their ThinkUKnow online safety training.

Having grown up in a large therapeutic fostering household, he has a keen interest in the challenges facing vulnerable children and young people, and the interventions and approaches that can enable them to lead fulfilling adult lives.