Mark Pellicano Head of Safeguarding
B.A. (Hons) Social Work (Melit.), M. Couns. (Melit.)

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Mark has extensive experience in the social field and holds a warrant in both Social Work and Counselling. His most recent role was as the Senior Manager of Children's Services at Fondazzjoni Sebħ, a Church organization that provides residential care for children unable to live with their families. He offers counselling services at Richmond Foundation and lectures at the Faculty for Social Wellbeing at the University of Malta. Mark was previously employed as Correctional Assistant Manager within the Maltese Prisons and was in the council of various NGO’s such as Men Against Violence and the Malta Association for the Counselling Profession. Mark currently serves as the Head of the Safeguarding Commission.
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Carly Zarb Senior Safeguarding Officer - Investigation and Assessment Team
B.A. (Hons) Social Work (Melit.), MSc. Safeguarding in an International Context (Lancashire)

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Carly is a warranted social worker specialising in safeguarding after obtaining a MSc in Safeguarding in an International Context (UCLan, Lancashire). She started her social work practice within the Child Protection Directorate and then joined the Safeguarding Commission in 2021 as a Safeguarding Officer. In July 2023, she took up the role of Senior Safeguarding Officer within the Investigations and Assessment team of the Safeguarding Office. Carly was always involved in activism; at university level she occupied the role of Social Policy Officer within the student organisation TDM2000 Malta. She currently forms part of the Maltese Association of Social Workers Executive holding the role of Secretary General.
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Brandel Scicluna Safeguarding Officer - Investigation and Assessment Team
B.Psy. (Hons)(Melit.)

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Brandel Scicluna is a Bachelor of Psychology graduate from the University of Malta. Prior to his academic pursuits, Brandel dedicated himself to supporting various populations in both local and UK educational and inclusion sectors. Brandel's multifaceted background provides him with invaluable insights into assisting diverse vulnerable groups and cultures. His commitment to a holistic, person-centred care underscores his approach to safeguarding, ensuring that individual needs are prioritised and addressed comprehensively.
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Kimberly Rega Junior Safeguarding Officer - Prevention and Training Team
B.Psy. (Hons)(Melit.)

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Kimberly recently graduated with a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of Malta and has begun her professional journey as a Junior Safeguarding Officer. Her dedication to community impact began in sixth form through involvement in student organizations. During university, she remained engaged in student activism, actively participating in productions led by the student council. Kimberly's academic studies were enriched during her elective practicum unit, where she invested significant time in fieldwork, gaining exposure to diverse psychosocial practices. This included shadowing health psychologists at Mater Dei Hospital, actively participating in the Mount Carmel Hospital Befriending Programme and contributing to the Peer Education Health Promotion Programme "Students for Healthy Living."
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Sharon Zammit Investigation and Assessment Team
Sharon is a warranted Psychotherapist and works in Home Based therapy and in Private Practice. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist she worked as an Investigating Officer and Prosecutor for the Malta Police Force for over 25 years. Of that, for more than a decade, she specialized in investigations concerning Sexual Abuse and related offences. She has followed various trainings on such matter abroad. She is also a trained Negotiator for both hostage situations and domestic scenarios. Both her background in Policing and Psychotherapy together give her a unique perspective in investigations and assessments carried out at the Safeguarding Commission. Whilst a quite interested in promoting a victim – centred approach through therapy, the pursuit of truth in any situation is what fuels her interest in her role with the Commission.