© 2018 Nola Ellen Education, Training and Consultancy

Nola is a well respected and experienced trainer and facilitator who has delivered at a local, regional, national and international level on a range of topics related to child well being and community development.


She specialises in the following themes; child protection, child sexual exploitation prevention, trafficking, trauma and displacement, refugees, child rights, child participation, child voice, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, equality and diversity.


Nola’s training events aim to inform and inspire. They are firmly rooted in her strong practice base knowledge, child and community voice and they feauture latest policy, research and good practice guidance.  


She is passionate about empowering others to succeed and is skilled in supporting professionals to maximise their ability to achieve positive outcomes for disadvantaged children and communities.


Nola has extensive experience supporting people with lived experience as co-facilitators.  

Nola will develop bespoke content, built upon your brief and consultation with you about individual and group learning and development needs.  All her training events are evaluated.


Nola's training events are aimed at practitioners, volunteers and youth and community groups and can be delivered at a venue of your choice.  


For more information or to book, please contact Nola.

Bespoke Training 

"I feel a huge sense of relief after having this child sexual exploitation prevention training with you.
This was exactly the type of bespoke training and support that we needed that we just couldn’t find or get from anywhere else, despite approaching various organisations and asking.
Thank you so much."
                                                    Police Officer
"This training has taught me so much, I realised that I know very little about refugees before today. You are so passionate about what you do and this comes across strongly. I recommend this course to everyone working in schools."                                      
"What do people want out of a training experience? True learning comes from more than just handouts and role-plays, but thrives on the infusion of expertise. There are no gaps in this facilitator’s services. She’s full of passion and, with a vast knowledge and range of practice experience, brings alive the heart of social justice undergirded with wholesome safe practice. What can you expect from Nola? Practitioner based expertise with just the right dose of cultural diversity, equality and child protection resulting in your heart swelling and your head full of inspiration. Get in the queue, it’s going to get busy."  
 Judith Shalkowski, Director, Childsside
"Excellent training session about advocacy delivered by Nola yesterday, learnt a lot and really enjoyed it and commend and admire all the work you are doing aside from these training sessions. Thanks!"
              Volunteer advocate for a sexual violence charity
"Nola delivered a training session for our team in Lebanon. Her work on empathy was particularly relevant given that we work with child refugees and some times we face difficult emotional situation. Also, she did a great work on team-building. Can't wait to have her on board for our next workshops!"
     Paola Lepori Amal Ou Salam 
"Nola gave fantastic, thought-provoking training on the subject of working with refugee children. Her passion shines through with everything that she does and she is truly inspirational."           
                           NGO Volunteer 

"Nola thank you for caring, you come across as professional and  compassionate. The blend of the session was excellent. After  today I will speak up more, I will educate colleagues and I will  make a  success of the programme I am involved in setting up for young  refugees and asylum seekers." 

  -  CATCH Youth Project