Dave Tomkinson – Regional Manager – North

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Before I started working with NSCM I worked for several years with young people within residential settings helping them through their difficult and challenging times.  This included working with Young people who displayed Challenging behaviour, young people involved with Drugs and Alcohol, and various other reasons for being within the care system.

I have worked for Next Step Care Management for 10 Years starting as a manager with a very small team while the area grew and developed. I  began running the Midlands area, developing this and maintaining the standards set out by my directors. 

I was then promoted to Area Manager as the area grew and I continued in this capacity before being asked to take charge of our Northern area covering the North of England up to the Scottish Border.  

I currently run the Northern Area Office developing, growing and promoting it while managing the teams of staff I have in place.  I currently Manage 2 teams of staff both with 10+ workers and am responsible for overseeing their work with the young people whilst promoting and growing the area meeting new local authorities and social workers.

I am responsible for interviewing and training the staff within my teams and work hard to ensure that staff teams meet the needs of our young people whilst adhering to the policies and procedure in place.

We work with all aspects of young people including young offenders, mental Health, young people at risk of CSE, unaccompanied Asylum seekers Care Leavers, vulnerable young people and Adults, MAPPA young people.

I work hard to maintain the high standards I have set in place and pride myself on doing my job to the best of my ability. 


Qualifications I have attained are.

NVQ 3+4 Health and Social Care

Leadership and Essential Management

Mental Health

Intermediate Child Protection.

Advanced Child Protection – level 3 designated officer

Alcohol and Sustance Misuse Level 1&2 

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults

Working with Self Harm

Working with Autism and Aspergers

First Aid

Lone working


Non-violent crisis intervention.

Health and Safety.

Emergency first Aid.

HIV/AIDS Awareness.

Health and Safety Fire Awareness.

Equality and Diversity.

Conflict Resolution.

Food Hygiene.


Other Training

Certificate in Professional Cookery

Dipolma in Professional Cookery

Degree in Engineering and Foundry Technology.

BIIAB Level 2 Personal Licence.


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