Trustees and Patron

Emma Harewood

Emma joined Respond’s trustees in 2019 and brings expertise in child sexual abuse, commissioning in the NHS, and whole-system redesign across health, social care and the justice system. By day she leads the Lighthouse, the first UK ‘Child House’ for child sexual abuse and a multiagency integrated service for children and families. Emma trained as a children’s dietitian, has experience as a senior leader in NHS transformation as well as running an independent healthcare consultancy. She has championed the Child House model since 2015, bringing together leaders in health, social care, third sector, police and the criminal justice system resulting in the first Child House opening October 2018.  Drawing inspiration from international colleagues, Emma’s passion now is to see the Child House model rolled out as best practice across the UK.