CLEAR CSE Team

  • Megan Chapman

    Sexual Exploitation Worker - CLEAR & Secure

    About me:

    I really care about every young person having their voice heard.I am continually overwhelmed by the young people I work with. I am thankful to do a job which I enjoy so much. I am very much looking forward to continuing and developing my practise with CLEAR.

    I first started working with young people in 2009, as a volunteer at a local school. I delivered rap writing workshops and realised how much I enjoyed working with young people. I decided that I wanted to engage with young people, not only in a creative form. I therefore went back to Uny and completed a postgraduate course in Youth an Community Work.
    I also deliver spoken word, rap, creative writing sessions, across the UK.

    I am also a qualified surf instructor and do the odd competition, I used to do a lot more.
    In my free time I enjoy surfing, travelling performing spoken word, rap and poetry. I love the outdoor Cornish life and city visits. I like new experiences and I enjoy learning new things about myself and other’s.

    Qualifications:

    BA- Creative Writing and Sound Practises.
    Postgraduate – Youth and Community Work.
    Qualified Beach Lifeguard and Level 1,2 Surf Instructor.

    How I work:

    I am non judgemental, open and accept that everyone’s journey is different. I care and hope to make a difference. From a young age I realised that we are deeply affected by are surroundings. I was lucky to have had mainly positive one’s, which made me both aware and appreciative of my experiences. This self acknowledgement helped me empathise and with the unfairness of some young peoples experiences and fuelled my passion, to try and help make a difference.

  • Carina Miles

    Sexual Exploitation Worker - CLEAR & Secure

    About me:

    I have been working as a youth worker since 2008 in a wide variety of different settings in youth and community work. My specialist areas have been working with young people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or questioning their identity as well as young people who are suffering from mental health problems and behavioural difficulties. Music and the arts is a huge passion of mine and as a musician I have used my skills to engage young people by teaching them how to use music in diverse ways that do not just focus on playing instruments. My own interests and experience are acoustic guitar, singing, song writing, percussion and performing in on stage theatre productions. Using music and the arts with young people has been a really successful way in allowing them to express themselves creatively with someone they trust and can take risks in a place where they feel emotionally and physically safe. Youth work is at the heart of everything I do and this is the tool I use in order to successfully build trusting and honest relationships with young people. I believe that youth work is the best practice to use and by simply listening, supporting, empowering and “being” with young people, it helps them to start seeing and building a better future.

    Qualifications:

    Associate of the London College of Music and Drama – Music theatre performance
    Level 3 education and training award
    Level 3 Information advice and guidance
    JNC Youth Worker – graduating 2016

    How I work:

    I always start from where young people are at and I am ready to listen about what they want to tell me so I can support them effectively and in a way that is going to be most helpful to them. My empathy for people who have experienced traumatic experiences is sincere and by listening and understanding what it feels like for them can allow for young people to start to move forward, make positive changes and develop trusting relationships. Humour is also something I hold close to my heart and I enjoy making people smile to bring happiness in their lives when they are experiencing times of difficulty.