Anne-Marie has worked in the voluntary and statutory sector for twenty years, locally and nationally supporting the meaningful involvement of young people who are least heard.
Anne-Marie’s belief in empathy and personal experience of peer led services led her to found the charity Peer Power in 2015, launching formally in 2016 at the House of Lords.
The empathy led charity works with children, teenagers and young adults who have experienced significant trauma and adversity.
It aims to improve the wellbeing and career prospects for young people involved, and to support them to disrupt, influence and improve the services that support them.
Anne-Marie is passionate about positive changes to support excluded children and young people. Her work is underpinned by a belief in supporting individual choice, the importance of empathy, nurturing, and a person centred therapeutic approach.