Karen Parish
Clinical Director, Glebe House

Karen has worked at Glebe House, a specialist residential treatment setting, with young people who have sexually harmed for 10 years and currently holds the role of Clinical Director.  As Clinical Director Karen is responsible for the management and development of the therapeutic programme and Clinical Team at Glebe House. Karen also continues to deliver individual and group therapy.

In addition Karen is a member of the Cambridgeshire Multi-Agency Public Protection Panel and delivers training to Police, Probation and Youth Offending service on working with adolescent sexual offending

Glebe House have undertaken a 10 year longitudinal outcome study into the effectiveness of the treatment programme, in response to the findings of this Glebe House introduced and have been successfully piloting juvenile Circles of Support and Accountability with their young people. Karen is the Project Manager for this provision.

Karen has a BA in Social Work, a BSc in Psychology and is a qualified Social Worker, registered with the HCPC. She also has a Post-graduate certificate in Forensic Behavioural Psychology; she is currently registered as a PhD student at Durham University, where she is researching the issues with assessing sexual risk through the developmental transition to adulthood.

Prior to working at Glebe House, Karen worked for a Local Authority Children’s Service where she undertook assessments for court in relation to Sexual Abuse, working with both adult and juvenile offenders and victims of sexual abuse.


Wednesday 19 October, 19.30 The Friends' Meeting House, Ship Street, Brighton
Sexual abuse among young people: problem or panic?