Meet Our Training Team

Our team of Child Safety Advocates and Trainers collectively brings over 100 years of experience in abuse prevention education. We are a multidisciplinary team that share specialist backgrounds in Education, Social Work, Psychology, Counselling, Law Enforcement, Disability Services and Specialist Child Interviewing.

Justine O’Malley

Justine O’Malley

BA(Ed)
GradCertCPP
MSW

Principal Trainer
Child Safety Trainer

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Justine is a qualified Teacher and Accredited Social Worker with over 29 years’ experience working in the education and child protection sectors.  Justine is one of Western Australia’s pioneers in Protective Behaviours and served for 16 years on the board of Protective Behaviours Australia. She has taught Protective Behaviours to children, young people, parents and professionals across Australia and internationally.  Justine is the author of Jasmine’s Butterflies and Michael’s Bubbles, two popular Protective Behaviours storybooks and has been the editor of a number of Protective Behaviours resources, including K-7 lesson plans for the Department of Education.  Justine is a lecturer at ECU and is a sought-after speaker both locally and across Australia. Her goal is to create safer communities by empowering and educating children and their families in the Protective Behaviours program.

Kayelene Kerr

Kayelene Kerr

Dip(PublicSaf)
AdvDip(PublicSaf)
BA(Just)

Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and
Pornography Education Specialist

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Kayelene is passionate about the prevention of child abuse and sexual exploitation. Kayelene draws on over 23 years’ experience of study and law enforcement investigating sexual crimes, including technology facilitated crimes, to deliver quality, sought after education programs.  Kayelene develops and delivers Cyber Safety, Digital Wellness and Pornography workshops to educate, equip and empower children, young people, parents, carers, educators and professionals. Kayelene is a dynamic, engaging, energetic and entertaining preseter and has travelled extensively throughout Western Australia as a sought after key note speaker and workshop facilitator.  Kayelene is one of only two Western Australian online safety program providers certified by the Australian Government Office of the eSafety Commissioner. Kayelene is also dedicated to mobilising responses that reduce the harmful effects of pornography on children and young people. Kayelene has presented at Curtin University, the WA Police Academy, WA Police Sex Crime Division, WA Department of Justice, WA Department of Education, WA Department for Child Protection, WA Child and Adolescent Health Service, WA Water Corporation and many primary and secondary schools, non-government departments and service providers across Western Australia. Kayelene believes protecting children from harm is a shared responsibility. Educating, equipping and empowering children, young people, parents, carers, educators and professionals contributes to creating safer communities.

Amy Varis

Amy Varis

BSocWk
Cert IV TAA

Child Safety Trainer
Training Co-ordinator

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Amy has over 10 years’ experience working within the child protection system in Western Australia. Amy is a qualified Social Worker, a Specialist Child Interviewer and has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. Amy’s passion for Protective Behaviours started when she was completing her Bachelor of Social Work at Curtin University and she has since delivered the program to children, young people, parents, carers and professionals throughout Perth and the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.  Amy’s most recent work was at the East Kimberley Family and Domestic Violence Service where she worked collaboratively with Aboriginal communities to prevent and reduce the impact of violence. Amy’s experiences as a foster carer and seeing the impact of child abuse and violence on children has deepened her passion for the Protective Behaviours program and educating the community about keeping children and families safe.

Genevieve Dicks

Genevieve Dicks

 CertIV(TAE)
DipHumServ
BSocSc

Child Safety Trainer
Lived Experience Presenter

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Genevieve is a survivor of child sexual abuse and has a rich insight into trauma-related issues affecting children and adults.  Her extensive experience working in child protection, drug and alcohol counselling and the mental health sector together with her personal experience places her in a unique position to empower children, parents and educators to adopt the protective behaviours philosophy.  Genevieve has spent extended periods working in remote Indigenous communities, teaching Protective Behaviours to children, youth, teachers, parents and community groups. Genevieve believes that education is the most powerful tool to prevent child sexual abuse. Genevieve has a strong belief in building the knowledge and capacity of teachers to integrate the protective behaviours program in their curriculum.

Amanda Grimbly

Amanda Grimbly

BA(Psych)

 

Child Safety Trainer

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Amanda has over 20 years’ experience in the community services sector in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.  She has undertaken significant work in community based and prison based therapeutic interventions for youth and adult offenders who have committed serious, violent and sex offences. Amanda has also worked in both the government and not-for-profit sectors to support children and families who were deemed at risk due to exposure to trauma and violence, homelessness, and mental health issues. She has significant experience supporting children, young people and adults who were survivors of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Her interest has always been in providing therapeutic and educational groups sessions, including Protective Behaviours programs, of which Amanda has had significant experience in delivering. Amanda’s professional experience has given her valuable insight into the experiences of both perpetrators and survivors of abuse and violence. She is passionate about utilising this knowledge to empower children and families to stay safe and develop positive relationships.

Diane West

Diane West

DipSocWk
BEd(Prim)

Child Safety Trainer

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Diane’s mission is to educate and inspire children and young people, believing that education is the first step towards empowerment. Diane is a registered Teacher, qualified Level 2 Neuro-Limbic Conditioning Coach and has over 10 years’ experience working as a Social Worker in the child protection sector in Scotland and Australia. She currently works as a Primary School Teacher in Perth. Diane’s personal and professional experiences drive her to make a difference to children and young people, particularly in the area of abuse prevention education. Diane is an experienced Protective Behaviours trainer and is passionate about preventing abuse in our community.

Sarah Moffat

Sarah Moffat

BA(Hons)
DipPubSafety

Child Safety Trainer

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Sarah has been a serving Police Officer for 18 years in the United Kingdom and Western Australia. Sarah’s current role is at WA Police as a Detective Senior Constable. Sarah has had a varied career as a Police Officer including six years within the Sex Crime Division. She has experience of investigation into child sexual and physical abuse as well as historical child abuse.  Sarah has extensive experience in interviewing children and vulnerable adults in relation to sexual abuse both in Perth and regional areas of Western Australia. She has been involved in a number of taskforces deployed to regional areas to investigate reports of abuse within communities.  Sarah has been delivering Protective Behaviours to children, parents and carers for six years and is driven by her passion for abuse prevention, body safety and child advocacy.  Sarah strongly believes that every child should be given the tools and education in order to stay safe.

Azelene Williams

Azelene Williams

DipHCouns
DipCommServ
CertDomFamViol

Lived Experience Presenter

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Azelene’s ambition in life is to have a positive impact on this and future generations as an activist in the field of domestic and family violence.  Azelene pursues this passion as a qualified holistic counsellor, motivational speaker, facilitator, published author and co-founder of the harm-prevention charity, Kidzucate.  Azelene’s personal experience of domestic violence and her avid support of her daughter’s championing of bullying prevention have given her the drive to make our communities safer through education and empowerment.  Azelene is an articulate and inspirational presenter whose personal and professional experiences resonate with many. Azelene is currently completing a Bachelor of Social Work at ECU as she continues her vital work in the community.