Independant Consultancy

Leonard Consultancy is an independent organisation which provides training, consultancy and practice to criminal justice, child protection, religious, educational, social care organisations and academic institutions.

Although Leonard Consultancy is based in Northern Ireland, we are insured and regularly practice training and consultancy worldwide.

Marcella is registered with NISCC
(Northern Ireland Social Care Council) and HCPC in England

Marcella Leonard

Marcella Leonard

Marcella Leonard, Director of Leonard Consultancy has 30 years’ experience in the areas of psychosexual therapy, child and public protection. Her expertise are known nationally and internationally and her opinion sought both at strategic and operational levels in many organisations and countries. As a social worker, she has recently held the Chair of the Northern Ireland Association of Social Workers and is a Director of the British Association of Social Workers.
Marcella is a highly-regarded trainer in assisting practitioners in their work in assessing and managing sexual and violent risk to children.
Marcella is a regular contributor on local and national media outlets on the topics of child protection and managing public risk

Associates

Leonard Consultancy has a team of associates with expert knowledge within the areas of criminal justice, health, social services, sports, educational, religious and academia. The associates undertake assessments of sexual risk and violence within child and public protection, deliver bespoke interventions for both victims and perpetrators, provide consultancy to practitioners, assist organisations in their strategic plans for child and public protection, deliver training bespoke to organisational need as well as undertake independent serious case reviews to enhance professional learning

Child Protection Trainer of the Year 2019

Marcella was delighted to be awarded the Child Protection Trainer of the Year 2019 award, this nomination was following the development of a 12 month accredited training programme specifically for child protection social workers in assessing sexual and violent risk to aid child protection decision making. This programme is now running nationally and internationally and has led to more robust, timely and focused decision making within child protection

NSPCC Award 2019

NSPCC Award 2019

Assessment Models

Marcella has also co-authored the AIM3 Model of Assessment for adolescents who have committed harmful sexual behaviour with Professor Simon Hackett and co-authored the Capacity and Ability to Supervise and Protect - Risk model of assessment for partners and parents with Gareth Mc Gibbon both models being used nationally and internationally to assist in child protection

 Services

Services

TRAINING
Leonard Consultancy and Associates believes in the importance of training in empowering practitioners to enhance their skills in working within the complexity of child and public protection. All training is designed specifically for the target audience to ensure the best learning outcomes are achieved CLICK HERE to view our Training Courses


CONSULTANCY
Leonard Consultancy and Associates provide consultancy for individual practitioners and organisations in their clinical practice as well as developing strategic approaches to child and public protection and safeguarding. All consultancy is designed and agreed on an individual identified need.


PRACTICE
Marcella and the team of Associates accept referrals for a range of practice which includes:

> Assessing risk of sexual and physical violence for child protection
> Assessing the ability to protect
> Delivery of interventions for children, adolescents and adults
> Undertaking serious case reviews

International Organisation

Delivering practice, training and consultancy throughout the UK, Ireland and Internationally
Marcella as
Marcella as
Vice Chair NI Association of Social Workers Marcella with NISCC and DHSS With Social Work Strategy
Marcella as
Marcella as
Chair of NIASW attending Buckingham Palace garden party in recognition of her role
Understanding Sexual Offending
Understanding Sexual Offending
Certificate of Appreciation Abbottsford Police Dept, Canada
Leonard Consultancy
Leonard Consultancy
with Abu Dhabi Police delivering Child Protection Training
Marcella Leonard
Marcella Leonard
Keynote speaker at ANZATSA Auckland with fellow speakers
Leonard Consultancy assisted Gibraltar in establishing their Public Protection Arrangements and delivers annual risk assessment and management training for criminal justice and social care agencies
Speaker with Southern Health and Social Care Trust on understanding impact of neglect on sexuality
Leonard Consultancy
Leonard Consultancy
Awarding TUSLA Social Workers with their Certificate in Risk Assessment for Child Protection Social Workers with NISCC
Marcella
Marcella
presenting workshop on risk assessment with the Church of England
Leonard Consultancy
Leonard Consultancy
delivering Conference for Western HSCT - I’m Understanding Sexual Offending
Marcella
Marcella
assisting St John Ambulance in upskilling their volunteers in their Safeguarding role
Marcella
Marcella
Keynote speaker at ROWAN SARC NI event 2019
Leonard Consultancy and Associates with Gibraltar Public Protection Team Assessing and Managing Sex and Violent Offenders May 19
Marcella with Child Protection Social Workers celebrating their completion of Leonard Consultancy Risk Assessment in Child Protection Accredited Training June 18
Marcella with Royal Gibraltar Police Chief Ian Mc Grail and Gareth Mc Gibbon opening public protection training with their Strategic Management Board May 19
Leonard Consultancy working with Geese Theatre and A&R Filming creating training materials to enhance professional learning Oct 19
As past Chair of BASW NI Marcella promotes the social work profession in regular media May 19
Marcella being presented with a bouquet from the Northern Trust Links Team on receiving the NSPCC / ACoPP Award June 19
Arriving in Oslo to deliver the AIM3 Model of Assessment to the HSB Teams across Norway Dec 19
Marcella co - Chairing the NOTA International Conference Sept 2019 with Marie Roulston, with invited speakers Karl Hanson and Don Grubin
Launch of Leonard & Hackett 2019 AIM3 Model of Assessment in Brisbane July 2019 with Professor Simon Hackett

Associates

Collectively delivering quality, bespoke assessments, training, consultancy and reviews of police and social work practice

With a team of highly experienced and qualified professionals who individually are delivering practice, training and consultancy throughout the UK, Ireland and internationally