Denise has been working at Youth Moves for six years, although she has been connected to the project from its very conception.

She is our lead youth worker, and oversees the staff of youth workers across all operational delivery. She ensures that we provide a well planned, high quality service for young people that is to a national standard. She is passionate about performance management, and is specifically trained in how to monitor our provision and improve our working strategy.

Denise is also the DSL (Designated Safeguarding Lead) and responsible for all safeguarding concerns at the charity. 

Prior to being employed by Youth Moves she worked for Bristol City council for 24 years in the Youth Service, eventually becoming Participation Manager for the whole city. This is where Denise says she 'found my passion for young people’s involvement in decision making and have been committed ever since then to ensure that young people have a real say in our services.'