Tracy Keane started her career qualifying in early years and working in a nursery and nanny settings , started fostering aged 24 in North London at the same time qualifying as a BACP registered crisis counsellor working in Ilford.
Tracy relocated to Sussex where for a short time managed a children’s activity centre based in the grounds of Sussex Downs College whilst there she took a teaching award and lectured students on BTEC and CACHE childcare courses in child development, care of babies and child protection.
Tracy joined the Youth offending team and worked extensively with young people aged 10 to 18 who found themselves in trouble with the police, further qualifying in the youth justice system.
Tracy was promoted to service manager of Catch 22, managing 3 services Tracy then became the registered manager of a residential children’s home working with very challenging young people aged 11 to 18 who were all victims of abuse and sexual exploitation. Once implementing positive changes and making the home outstanding in child protection and education. Tracy moved into the role of Head of residential services for children and young people with severe disabilities and short life expectancy for a London charity, both roles included having responsibility and accountability for the provision.
A rare opportunity arose to join the police as a Response Team Investigator on a short term contract and so Tracy made the move, now director of her own company and proud of everything that has been achieved.