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Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford

Jameel Hadi MBE is a Lecturer in Youth Justice, Care Leavers and Looked After Children. Interests in participation, learning and development through sport and positive activities.

He developed a nationally recognised service Participation Through Sport (PTS) CIC (2003 to 2013) that sought to establish provision for young people aged eight to 18, particularly targeting the significant number that lack access to sport and other positive activities. PTS set out to ensure that these activities reflected the priorities of young people by seeking to listen involve and learn. This involved developing leadership training allowing young people to deliver activities within a number of community clubs in Manchester and Warrington. The emphasis was on promoting self efficacy and resilience underpinned by a focus on inclusion, safeguarding, fun and relationships.

He received an MBE for services to young people in the north-west in 2014.

He has an MA in Children, Policy Practice and the Law and the Advanced Award in Social Work. And his previous experience has involved working as a Youth Justice Social Worker for ten years and with looked after children and care leavers.


  • –present
    Lecturer Social Work, University of Salford


  • 2000 
    University of Liverpool, MA Children Policy Practice and the Law


MBE Services to Young People in the North West