Dianne is one of the national trainers and advisors for the Caledonian system, which is Scotland’s accredited domestic abuse perpetrator programme with integrated women and children’s support services. Dianne co-designs and delivers the training for the system, is involved in the development of guidance and manuals that support the system, and she provides ongoing expert advice to the local authorities in Scotland that deliver the Caledonian system.
Dianne’s academic career includes a PG Dip with Distinction in Social Work and a degree in Corporate Communication. She has extensive experience working within Scotland’s justice system, having fulfilled statutory criminal justice Social Work and Senior Social Work roles within local authority fieldwork, programmes and Court teams. Whilst in these positions, she also specialised in delivering the Caledonian system including supporting men to address their abusive behaviour, undertaking management roles, contributing to the system’s reaccreditation and delivery of the system’s training programme. Dianne joined Community Justice Scotland in 2021.