Children and Families


Chris joined Urban Outreach in September 2021 with a varied background which includes a degree in Environmental Science and Community Work practicing ‘radical hospitality’ for a Methodist Church in Liverpool. Throughout this experience Chris developed a heart for faith-based community work and the safeguarding of young people. Upon moving to Bolton, Chris loved getting involved with Urban Outreach, volunteering to help with Bolton Lunches and Christmas Dinner on Jesus and was then delighted to get the opportunity to join our Children and Families Team.


Janet joined our Children and Families team in 2016. Her background includes working with children and young people in mainstream and special educational settings as a behaviour support worker and teaching assistant. She has also previously worked as a family support worker, and parenting practitioner delivering the Triple P and Incredible Years courses. Her passion is to see each and every individual built up to realise their amazing value and worth, to support them to reach their full potential, and to facilitate positive family relationships.


Before joining Urban Outreach Kim was training to be a midwife and loved the time she got to spend with families. During her professional training she gained some invaluable experience. Kim now has a heartfelt desire to work in a role that supports children and families – helping them to resolve difficulties and in so doing, making a difference in their lives. Her position within our Children and Families Team is enabling Kim to fulfil this desire.


Nigel initially joined us in 2018 to look after our service providing emergency food parcels and utility top-ups to people in crisis. He now provides administrative support and data analysis for the Children and Families Team. Before coming to us, Nigel worked in ambulance services, education and computing.


Nicola has a varied background encompassing managing education/ training projects for children and young people in both the voluntary and social care sector. Alongside this, she has worked as a safeguarding trainer, disability advocate in Further Education and an Early Years Practitioner. As our Children and Families Team Leader, she is dedicated and skilled in working with children and families to support and empower them in dealing with the complex issues that can affect daily life. Nicola’s desire is to bring hope and encouragement.

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