Introducing Jodi Evans, Safeguarding Adults in Sport Manager for Wales

Jodi Evans

I’m really excited to be joining The Ann Craft Trust team who have given me such an amazingly warm welcome already!

I have just left the housing arena. I was managing a small team of safeguarding officers. We were responsible for identifying and reducing safeguarding risk within the community and properties. We worked closely with partner agencies on incidents of cuckooing, organised crime gang violence and drug supply, child sexual and criminal exploitation, and various types of abuse.

I achieved the NEBOSH qualification and also spent two years as Bron Afon’s Health, Safety and Wellbeing Advisor.

Prior to housing I was a Police Officer on the streets of Newport, Wales. I developed quite a skill in communication as you can imagine! This role involved a few secondments, such as working with the most prolific offenders and working closely on the child exploitation and missing young people teams.

From age 19 I worked within Newport Social Services for about 10 years in various roles. This was predominately with complex 11-17 year-old young people and their families, all of whom were either in the care system, leaving care, or on the CP register.

I have a 20-year-old daughter who is completing her second year of child nursing at Cardiff University. We live in Caerphilly with my partner Dave and our giant dog, Opi. He is a Great Dane and the size of a Shetland pony! We also have a tiny cat called Daisy.

I am very passionate about the subject of safeguarding adults. I’m looking forward to getting to know the role and everyone at The Ann Craft Trust. So please get in touch and make yourselves known to me. I may take a while to get my brain around everything, but I am very approachable. And if I can advise or assist you in any way, please just ask.