Sharmain Lawrence

Sharmain Lawrence

Executive Member

Sharmain joined HACCT in July 2017. My career background is as an experienced children services senior manager and leader with a career focus deeply embedded in the management, delivery and improvement of children’s safeguarding social work services, achieving positive outcomes for service users.  I am flexible and adopt a hands-on approach, confidently working at operational or strategic level in organisations. 

I qualified as social worker in 1994 and progressed through middle and senior management posts giving me an insight, expertise and understanding of Children’s Safeguarding and corporate parenting at all levels. I am also a qualified life coach and am currently a registered member of the Health and Care Professions Council and Association for Coaching. 

I have a strong belief in the concept of working with people within their own communities to promote positive change thereby making a difference in the lives of children and young people and families. 

I have previously been involved with Huddersfield Carnival both as a participant, band leader and committee member. Carnival is part of the African Caribbean and wider community in Huddersfield’s richly diverse heritage. Whilst I have hung up my dancing boots in terms of being a masquerader I am keen to see the carnival continue as a “family friendly” cultural event under the umbrella of Huddersfield African Caribbean Cultural Trust (HACCT)  and would also like to see HACCT to broaden its vision and remit as a community organisation that becomes an inspirer and champion of all aspects of community participation such as supporting health, education, an social issues. 

SHARMAIN LAWRENCE 

MA, AASW, PG Cert, Dip SW, Dip HE,