Laurelle Brown (She/Her) is an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) and Youth and Community Work Professional with over 18 years’ experience in the third, private and public sector. Laurelle’s previous roles include The Children’s Society, London Violence Reduction Unit and several local authority children’s services.
Laurelle is Principal Consultant at Laurelle Brown Training and Consultancy (LBTC), where she collaborates with cross sector clients to cultivate diverse and inclusive organisations and services for staff and stakeholders. She supports leaders to make good of commitments and intentions through action and impact. Laurelle is also Co-Founder and Director at KIJIJI, a membership organisation for Black safeguarding professionals.
Laurelle is passionate about improving the lives of children and young people, and to this end, holds an MA in Youth and Community Work. She is also a Churchill Fellow having researched Foster Care for Adolescents with Complex Needs' in Europe. Laurelle is an active member of her community; she is founding member of a resident’s association, Independent Visitor to a child in care and member of a number of safeguarding children’s and violence reduction boards in her resident borough.