Marcella Leonard

Director of Leonard Consultancy

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Marcella is the Director of Leonard Consultancy and qualified as a social worker in 1989. Marcella has specialised in assessment and treatment in the fields of sexuality, sexual deviancy and trauma with both victims and perpetrators. Marcella co-ordinated the management of sex and violent offenders in Northern Ireland and has worked with several jurisdictions to establish their statutory management of sex and violent offenders.

As Director of Leonard Consultancy, Marcella works internationally including Abu Dhabi, Gibraltar, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Estonia, Norway as well as throughout UK and Ireland. She delivers specialist safeguarding training to sports, criminal justice, religious, educational, social care, voluntary and statutory organisations which includes assessing and managing sexual and violent risk, consultancy, strategic and safeguarding policy development.

She undertakes Case Management Reviews for organisations, training safeguarding officers and assisting organisations strategically and operationally to have robust safeguarding for children and adults at risk.

Marcella’s practice as a therapist with victims and survivors is grounded in a trauma informed humanistic approach, which is also embedded in her training and consultancy work.