Supporting better futures


KSA Training and Consultancy Ltd was established in March 2004. Directors Karen Hawkins and Dave Aukett have proven records of success within police, local government, voluntary organisations and youth offending services. In addition KSA have a range of associate consultants who are specialists in their field and are deployed to ensure that clients’ needs are fully met.

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 implementation and train delivery teams.

He has previously managed of a programme of support to over 800 youth crime prevention projects and has contributed on guidance for Youth Inclusion Projects, Youth Inclusion and Support Panels, Positive Activities for Young People and Safer School Partnerships. Since 2005 he has been a Director of KSA leading on a wide range of work in UK and overseas. He was responsible for design and implementation of the ‘Triage’ Youth justice model. His recent work has included restorative justice training with youth offending teams and housing organisations.

KSA Karen

Karen Hawkins, 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, Karen is a highly thought of professional with extensive experience in  restorative approaches. Karen has dedicated many years to the training and development of organisations working to improve the lives of dis-advantaged people. Karen is also an Assistant Director with Family Action with responsibility for innovation. 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.

Karen’s professional and approachable style has ensured 100% satisfaction from all KSA’s clients.