Meet The Founder 

MRS ELOISE ANIMA OFORI(nee Dickens)

Eloise is Law Graduate and qualified Paralegal, who has a passion for social action. She is an incredibly focused and determined young lady, who wishes to increase the aspirations and wellbeing of children and young people, whilst providing them with support and guidance to tackle the barriers and challenges they face, enabling them to make a smoother transition into independent life. Eloise’s passion for young people has seen her drift away from the typical Law Graduates career route, into a pathway focused on gaining experience and skills to enable her to solidly understand, support and transfer her learned expertise into Anima Youth.

 

Since graduating, Eloise has gained specialist experience in Safeguarding and Child Protection, Youth Justice, Mental Health and Criminal Exploitation, Child Sexual Exploitation and Gang Grooming 

 

Eloise has also undertaken a number of professional development training and qualifications to ensure she is equipped to lead Anima Youth and its Vision, Mission, and Objectives. 

 

Some of her qualifications and training include:

 

  • Law LLB (Specialism in Child Law and Family Law) 2:1

  • Level 3 Child Counselling

  • Level 3 Domestic Abuse 

  • Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 3 

  • Level 3 Leadership and Management

  • Youth Mental Health First Aid - Mental Health England

  • Understanding Mental Health in Children, Adolescences and their Families - MIND

  • Child Sexual Exploitation- London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames Safeguarding Board

  • Gangs, County Lines and Exploitation- St.Giles 

  • Statutory Youth Offending  Training- London Borough of Hounslow

  • First Aid Level 2– Croydon Mental Health Service 

  • Effective Practice in Youth Justice Level 5– UNITAS Education

  • Tackling and Preventing Domestic Abuse: Certificate