Daniel began his career following a troubled and difficult early start in life and later adolescence. He took an opportunity to train and work as a young person’s Drug worker at Bolton Lads and Girls club. This was followed by a period of time working as a Drug Worker in a suburb of Manchester for ADS (Addiction Dependency Solutions).
Daniel experienced the support offered in Manchester in 2009 when it first opened, to deal with the abuse he suffered as a child and later a victim of child sexual exploitation. This was the start of a personal difficult lifelong but rewarding journey to rebuild his life.
As a result of Daniels support he made an active choice to pursue work in the sector to support other male survivors to break their silence and get back the life that they deserve. Daniel regularly undertakes further training opportunities to help him gain more knowledge and experience. Daniel worked at the sexual trauma service where he delivered one to one emotional support and supporting the delivery of a peer support group for male survivors aged 18 and over.
Daniel also supported the services effort to deliver quality training workshop’s for Greater Manchester Police and other partner agencies, and is a regular conference and public speaker.
Daniel then left the service and met co-founder Dave. They founded and are developing “ Shatter Boys UK” a peer support and campaining group.The aim is to plant, facilitate and then train other group members to continue the group themselves building an interconnecting network for male survivors.
Daniel is proud to accompany male survivors on their healing path and bear witness to brave men regaining control over their lives and moving towards a more positive future.
Daniel is also is proud to be a member of the Victim and Survivors Consultancy Panel to the National Enquiry into Childhood Sexual abuse, one of his proudest achievements to date.
Daniel says his recovery and healing is a lifelong rewarding process.