Mike has been the North Somerset YOS Manager since October 1999 – leading in the development of a multi-agency Service which encompasses statutory and early prevention targeted projects.
Mike has many years – and still counting ! – experience in management, practitioner and support worker roles in a variety of Probation, including Family Court Welfare, and youth justice settings. He has held branch/executive roles in trade union, professional associations and charities.
Mike is committed to the concept of YOTs holding the tension between child/family welfare and public protection, and contributing to a range of partnerships including the current development of integrated youth support services.
Mike is convinced of the value of AYM providing another significant voice in the market place of ideas and practice development.