Debrief and Mediation Worker with Llamau
Rachel Saunders is one of the Independent Debriefing and Mediation Workers for Llamau, working within the Gwent Missing Childrens Project.
Rachel works one to one with children and young people under the age of 18 to obtain information regarding their reported missing episode/episodes. Rachel has been with the Gwent Missing Children Project since March 2013 and has developed her skills personally and professionally throughout this time.
Rachel comes from a youth work background, prior to obtaining the Debriefing and Mediation job she had the fortune of serving as a Youth Worker with Torfaen Youth Service for almost 15 years. During her time as a youth worker she was able to obtain a variety of qualifications which included Keyskills and Foundation in Youth Work moving onwards to a Diploma in 'Youth and Community Studies' at the University of Caerleon/Newport. Having the experience of being a youth worker, Rachel understands the importance of empathy, equal opportunities, being non-judgemental and how to encourage young people to express themselves.