About Us

Under Christine Christie’s leadership Chanon Consulting provides innovative support and improvement solutions for children and adults’ social care/safeguarding and community safety domestic abuse services. Christine works with multi-disciplinary team of associates.

We are experienced and happy working in the public, voluntary and private sectors at local, regional and national levels. We are discreet, experienced, flexible and good value for money.

We are good for an intense emergency response or a longer term input. Start a conversation and develop a relationship with us today, so that when you need us we can step up to help you at a moment’s notice.

Christine Christie

Christine’s expertise combines therapeutic and safeguarding experience with economic and financial expertise. She has worked in children and families social care in central and local government and the voluntary sector. She has been an independent, multi-agency safeguarding children and adults consultant for five years.

Christine brings a critical understanding of the impact on safeguarding service delivery, of inter- and intra-agency systemic, cultural, political and resourcing pressures. Her unique ability is to translate the need for good outcomes for children and their families; frontline workers and their managers, into innovative strategic and operational solutions which also address the demands on service commissioners and providers.

Claire Rigby

Claire has over 25 years project management experience from private, statutory and charitable sectors. Her special interest and expertise is in adolescent mental health.

As a senior manager, Claire has managed many individually funded projects with conflicting thresholds, performance indicators and budgetary pressures. In her view multi-agency collaboration is essential.

Claire is skilled at identifying and interrogating structural and systemic service delivery issues and driving a change management agenda to address them. She believes in strong innovative leadership, informed by the voice of the service user.

Paul Patterson PhD

Paul’s background is in applied psychological research with a major focus on earlier targeted clinical and educational interventions to prevent or reduce severe mental health difficulties – particularly for vulnerable young people. His research interests include the role of childhood adversity, loss and general risk and resilience factors related to mental health as well as how to build emotional resilience and the role of digital resources.

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in developing innovative practices in mental health service design and delivery and has worked with service users, key stakeholder groups and clinical and academic colleagues to expand the evidence base, improve staff training and raise awareness of best practice in service development.

Trisha Christie-Kelly

Trisha is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Gloucestershire. Her special interest is in domestic abuse victims and in particular, youth and adult perpetrators.

She is a qualified social worker with 20 years’ experience in prison and community probation; and 10 years committed to improving quality and outcomes within adult and children’s social care. Trisha has a proven track record in designing and delivering safeguarding training in the public, private and voluntary sectors.

Trisha has specialist expertise in children and young people experiencing domestic abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Her particular research interest is in sexual violence’s against women and girls.