KSA Training and Consultancy Ltd was established in March 2004.

Our approach

KSA aims to provide vision, energy, focus and a willingness to tackle the real issues affecting organisations. Whatever role a person plays in an organisation it is an important one. With the appropriate skills and an enthusiasm to make a difference, every person can enhance the working effectiveness of an organisation. We believe that an independent perspective can add significant value to reviewing practice and improving performance as well as introducing new initiatives and approaches.

KSA enables individuals, organisations and partnerships to develop and implement their processes and practice so that their service provision is enhanced. We firmly believe that well- trained and supported individuals can make a real and positive difference to the young people they work with.

We seek to work in a way which is innovative, empowering and enthusiastic.


KSA Dave

Dave Aukett, Director, has an early background in policing and community safety management. He worked for over 11yrs as a consultant to the Youth Justice Board and has also worked with ACPO, DFE and the Home Office. His interest in the practical application of government programmes has led to a wide range of clients who have utilised his skills and experience to support project implementation and organisational change.

He has previously managed a programme of support to over 800 youth crime prevention programmes and has contributed to guidance for Youth Inclusion Projects, Youth Inclusion and Support Panels, Positive Activities for Young People and Safer School Partnerships.

His recent work has included leading the innovative use of restorative approaches to reduce conflict in prisons. He has trained staff and prisoners as restorative facilitators and has managed a programme of cultural change.

KSA Karen

Kat Aukett, Director, founded KSA Training and Consultancy in 2004. She began her career in residential childcare and continued working with young people and families through a variety of settings including the youth justice system and fostering and adoption.

Noted for her passion, knowledge and enthusiasm, Kat is a highly thought of professional with extensive experience in restorative approaches. Kat has dedicated many years to the management, training and development of organisations working to improve the lives of dis-advantaged people.

With KSA she has led the development, implementation and training of restorative approaches within residential establishments, police forces, education settings and local authorities. Karen has also managed and delivered a project to recruit and assess prospective foster carers for a national fostering agency.

In 2016 Kat was appointed Director of Services and Innovation with Family Action and has gone on to be Director of Operations for Prospects in Gloucestershire.