Kendra Houseman

Founder, Out of the Shadows

Co-Founder of Out of the Shadows, Kendra is a trainer and consultancy advisor for all aspects of safeguarding, specialising in exploitation, CCE, CSE and County lines.

Kendra set up Out of the Shadows in 2017 to share her personal experiences with other professionals and raise awareness of child exploitation, county lines, domestic abuse, parental imprisonment, mental health, and school exclusion. Kendra has worked with many sectors across the UK and has a strong understanding of safeguarding within the education sector.

Kendra is a survivor of all these adverse childhood experiences and more. Kendra brings a unique perspective in understanding how this impacts children, how professionals can make a difference and how the system needs to change to meet the ever-changing and increasing risks facing our children.

Kendra has gone on to gain a degree in Health and Social Care and a MA in Advanced Child Protection from the University of Kent, coupled with a professional career in safeguarding children in education.

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