Simon Cottingham

Programme Manager, Birmingham and the Black Country

Simon Cottingham, Programme Manager, Birmingham and the Black CountrySimon trained as a Youth and Community worker and has worked in the voluntary sector all his life. He is an experienced manager and has worked nationally on volunteering issues; regionally for a voluntary sector infrastructure agency and as a Regional Manager for a volunteering charity. He lives and works in Birmingham.

Areas of expertise

  • Children and young people who run away from home and care
  • Restorative justice
  • Advocacy
  • Sexual exploitation and child trafficking
  • General about children and young people
  • General about the Voluntary Sector and strategic engagement with it
  • General about volunteering
  • Youth work
  • Safeguarding

Recent speaking engagements

  • Warwick University
  • BACSPAN Regional Meeting
  • Chairs the Regional Missing, Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking sub-group of the Regional Safeguarding Network
  • Chaired the Voluntary Sector Forum in Birmingham (VCS Matters) that has been engaging with the Children’s Trust
  • Trustee of St Georges Community Hub in Birmingham