Martina Gibbons - Business Support Manager, TUSLA
I have had the pleasure of attending different sessions facilitated by Lynne.
Inspiring and invigorating Lynne challenges teams and individuals to change their thoughts, beliefs and actions for the better. Lynne combines great storytellings with a straightforward common sense, direct style to empower individuals and teams. Lynne is truly a leader in her field.
Marie and Deirdre - Social Workers - Connectedforlife
Hi Lynne, I just wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you for facilitating the IAIA conference. The conference was fantastic, and your facilitation helped things to run smoothly, to energise and excite the audience and to ensure everything was organised and timely. You are an amazing public speaker and event host, so gentle and natural. I particularly loved your last comment about coming from a place of 'service'. It gave us an insight into your values and reminded us why we were there. Thank you.
Linda Creamer - Service Director, TUSLA Dublin North East - October 2016
Lynne's facilitation of our regional workshops on child protection and foster care standards was incredibly stimulating. She managed to make it fun, engage everyone in the process and help us come up with a workable action plan which will definitely enhance practice. Lynne is a pleasure to work with and I would recommend her without hesitation, her energy and ability to get the best from people in challenging forums is outstanding.
Andrew Thomson, Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland
Lynne, many thanks for another excellent report. Your approach and experience have provided balanced and valuable insight to this case and I am sure has added to the future protection of children in Northern Ireland
Gerard Lowry, Area Manager, Child & Family Services
Lynne brings credibility to Social Work, child protection & welfare, organisational management and leadership. Her credibility and authority disarms the stuck patterns of behaviour that can paralyse people and organisations. If you can't achieve change in 20 minutes you are not doing it right!I like that Lynne sees change as something that is achievable now, not something that that requires years of slow development. She challenges and focuses people to create the right attitudes and energy for themselves to-day.Lynne provides an excellent professional service. She brings a personality, professional style, energy and positivity that are assets to the development of individuals, groups and organisations.
Liam O Dalaigh, Director of Services, Daughters of Charity Child & Family Service
Lynne is dynamic, challenging and supportive in equal measures.
Edel McKenna, Senior Manager Safeguarding, Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Lynne's chairing of a recent Case Management Review (CMR) was insightful, respectful and thought provoking. With her guidance the Team worked to the spirit of what a CMR is all about - learning from the past so that we don't repeat the mistakes in the future!
Eilidh MacNab - Area Manager, North Dublin
The day was a resounding success - you were so motivating! Thank you so much. Lots to do and so many ideas. Still buzzing.
Cathal Grant, Centre Development and Children's Rights Officer, Tusla Child Wellbeing Centre
It only seems like yesterday when Lynne walked into the Child Wellbeing Centre at the beginning of this new exciting project. Now as we are going into our third year we still benefit and value Lynne's ongoing contribution. Lynne challenged us, motivated us, developed us, laughed with us and ultimately never let us forget the reason why we come to work each day, to protect and improve the lives of children and families, always.
Fergal McDonald - Principal Social Worker Tusla
That a diverse group of staff and managers could be so energised and engaged around the subject matter (Tackling Childhood Neglect) late on a Friday afternoon is testament to Lynne Peyton's capacity to tap into and address hugely relevant and critical practice themes.
She combines this capacity with up to date knowledge, experience and a 'no nonsense' positive outlook. Her method and personal qualities make her a standard bearer for interactive learning.
Jim McGuigan, Area Manager of TUSLA Child & Family Agency
Lynne's knowledge and expertise in family support, child protection and neglect coupled with her insight into leadership and management development has positively contributed to our service improvement initiatives. The service has greatly benefited from Lynne's support to date and we continue to benefit from her inspirational
His Excellency Major General Mohammed Bin AlawadiAlminhali, General Director of Policing Operations
Abu Dhabi Police is pleased to thank you for all your efforts and distinguished participation in its 2nd Crime Prevention Conference 2014. Your paper on 'Investing in Motherhood and EarlyChildhood' was of great value to those who attended.
Paul Byrne, Aftercare Coordinator
Lynne, I wanted to thank you for your wonderful training day on neglect. You had us all hooked in from the first moment to the last, which is no mean feat, given the weightiness of the subject. Your enthusiasm, positivity and breadth of knowledge was exceptional, we want to bottle it up!
Paul Gilligan, Chief Executive Officer, St Patrick's Hospital, Dublin
I have worked with Lynne for many years on a variety of different projects including service reviews and the design of new facilities. Her gifts are an ability to identify the core issues, challenge assumptions and work collaboratively with staff at all levels to come up with ideas and solutions which achieve buy in from staff and service users alike.
Deirdre Mahon, Assistant Director, Western Health and Social Care Trust
Lynne has assisted the Trust with reviewing a number of complex cases and has provided us with an analysis of risk as well as recommendations as to how child protection planning can be more child centred, outcome-focussed and time-lined. Her reports are of a very high standard, are always fair and balanced, while not avoiding any of the tough issues.
Amber McCloughlin, Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children, Antrim Area Hospital
'I have recently worked with Lynne on a case management review. She is enthusiastic and skilled in engaging practitioners at all levels, identifying what has been done well and challenging practice when appropriate. Her wealth of experience, objectivity and clarity of thinking ensures that the child is at the centre of any review of practice.
Inspector Anne Marks, Service Improvement Department, Police Service of Northern Ireland
I have had the pleasure of working with Lynne for an extensive period of time. This has included inspecting child protection services across Northern Ireland (2005/6) and again, more recently, into the review of a child's death examining, in particular, how professionals and agencies worked together (2010/11). As a result, I can confidently say that Lynne's expertise and enthusiasm has contributed much to the ongoing work of child protection.
Marie Therese Mulholland, Designated Person for Child Protection and Welfare St Patrick's University Hospital, Dublin
Lynne's experience, knowledge and skill has been a valuable resource in aiding me to develop the role and service within a mental health setting. Together we set goals and targets which with the help of Lynne's expertise were achieved. There have been numerous benefits to having been mentored by Lynne both professionally and personally. I can highly recommend the work Lynne does.
Rhona McGinn, Fingal County Childcare Committee Manager, Co Dublin
Lynne has a wealth of knowledge and experience which she lives through in her coaching & consultancy. Her professionalism, her character and especially her competence are clearly identifiable throughout her work. Working with Lynne is a positive and challenging experience where objectives are consistently achieved.
Martina McGrath, Principal Social Worker, Roscommon LHO, HSE
Lynne's review of neglect cases in Roscommon came at a very difficult time for staff following the publication of the Roscommon Child Care Case. She was skilful in engaging staff in the process and transparent in all her interactions. She acknowledged good practice and commended professionals for their interventions, as well as identifying the need for additional safeguards.
Ruth Daly, NEW Co-ordinator
The session was inspirational and motivating and we all had the same uplifting experience with lots to think about and take action on
Valerie Devine, Principal Practitioner, WHSCT
Thank you for providing this training. It was well worth taking the time out of a busy schedule. It was excellent and achieved so much in only half a day! I have already used some of the tips on reframing events and triads for success in personal and work circumstances. All of the staff who attended found it uplifting and there is quite a buzz in the office created by it. One of the reluctant participants summed it up for me when she said 'I am so happy I was talked into going, I feel like I have new energy'. Your energy and enthusiasm were infectious and I would love to attend further events
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