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Dawn is based in our Newcastle office, and manages our Relative Experience North East; Supporting Kinship Carers, Supporting Kinship Children (Teesside); and Raised by Relatives programmes.  She joined Grandparents Plus in 2014 and has comprehensive experience of supporting children, young people and their families from roles in the education, voluntary and statutory sectors.  Dawn is a qualified social worker and has worked in frontline children’s services teams in the Northumberland and Newcastle areas.  Dawn currently sits on the service user involvement committee at Northumbria University and has delivered workshops to undergraduate and postgraduate Social Work students around kinship care.