Who We Are

Who We Are

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Brian Wreakes

CEO and Founder of In2Change

Brian is the CEO and Founder of In2Change since 2006. Working in Category B/Local prison Brian realised the “missing link” to the rehabilitation of prisoners and their families. 

Working alongside prisoners together, they designed and created programmes that targeted disadvantaged families, ex-offenders and young people through education and crime awareness. The creation of In2Change, in which Brian played an integral part, was to utilise the untapped knowledge and aspirations of offenders who had made a poor judgement and find alternative solutions to give something back by making a positive contribution to society. 

Brian sought to take the “Prison” into the community and successful partnerships with South Yorkshire Police, HM Prisons, Probation Services and Community Safety Partnerships has enabled In2Change to expand into a new building - Rutland Hall. From this purposely designed centre, In2Change can further develop and deliver its services and programmes locally and nationally further enhancing the rehabilitation of offenders and providing valuable mentor support to disadvantaged and vulnerable young people.

Brian has over 30 years management experience in a variety of employment including hospitality, long term unemployed, prisons, ex-offenders, resettlement. The pinnacle of his career was being invited to her Majesty the Queen’s Garden party in May 2016. Brian spoke with her Majesty about In2Change and the new centre that is Rutland Hall in Sheffield which will be finished in the summer of 2018. 

Hanif Mohammed

Assistant Manager of In2Change

Hanif was identified and recruited by Brian Wreakes to assist in the delivery of offender led programmes, whilst in custody. This dynamic partnership would help develop and strengthen In2Change, whilst achieving much success. 

Hanif is our award-winning presenter who has specialist skills and a unique background that enables him to deliver interventions to disengaged young people. To date, he has successfully delivered interventions to over 15,000 young people from all backgrounds. Hanif has also successfully managed the Vocational Skills Programme contract for 3 years and delivers presentations to Schools, Colleges and Universities. Hanif has featured on several radio stations such as BBC Asian Network London, Real Radio etc, discussing important topics around criminality. 

He embarked on a remarkable transformation whilst serving a lengthy prison sentence and now actually visits prisons as an assessor for the Hardman Trust. Hanif has received much recognition for his hard work and dedication and was invited to the Ministry of Justice and has presented to high ranking Government officials, Senior Police Inspectors and Members of Royalty. Hanif was invited to EFFRR event in London as a guest speaker and shared the platform with the Justice Minister Andrew Selous.

Key Experience and achievements: Hanif was instrumental in assisting the Police diffuse racial tensions prior to a high profile, far right rally in Rotherham and worked with young people in Oxford to help identify victims of Child Sexual Exploitation.

Award for devoted services to the community (High Sheriff, 2016),
"Outstanding Community Achievement Award"(2015)
Hardman Trust – Trustee (2015).
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Marc Lutman 

Marketing & Fundraising Officer

Marc joined In2Change upon graduation from university. Thoroughly educated, he is an asset to our new and highly acclaimed “Drive 4 Change” programme teaching safer driving and awareness to young people and those employed with a driving role. 
Marc also overseas the Marketing & Fundraising at In2Change as well as overseeing the newly opened Bike Library, for which he is the lead contact.
Qualifications: MA (Hons) International Development, BA (Hons) Geography, 2:1, Safeguarding Children
Key Experience: 18 months delivering driving presentations with In2Change to young people aged 12- 16; accredited involvement with Lincolnshire Police’s Restorative Justice Program; Drive 4 Change programme coordinator. 

Sarah Hare 

Programmes tutor

Sarah joined In2Change firstly as a volunteer in late 2016, attending In2Change on day release whilst completing a custodial prison sentence. Showing great commitment she gained full employment upon release and now assists with tutoring and in presentations, specialising in CSE (Child Sexual Exploitation). 
Qualifications: HND in Business Finance, Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Safeguarding Children
Key Experience: Sarah has key experience delivering to large audiences. She specialises in CSE and delivers her bespoke programme across the UK.
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Samer garratt

Apprentice & office administrator

Samer joined In2Change as an apprentice after completing his GCSE's. Having previously attended alternative provision at In2Change he was given the opportunity to undertake an apprenticeship in Business Administration. Samer also assists in the In2Change Bike Library where he leads on various cycling events. 
Qualifications:  Cycling Group Leader, Safeguarding Children
Key Experience: Samer currently assists on presentations including the '4 Change' project, and is comfortable in speaking to a diverse range of audiences. 

Dawn pearson

Education ADVISER

Dawn joined In2Change in 2017 as an Educational Adviser. Highly qualified with a wealth of experience in the educational sector Dawn has helped In2Change further develop their curriculum. 
Qualifications: PhD in Education (currently completing), BA (Hons) in Education & Training, Safeguarding Children
Key Experience: 11 years experience in the education sector. 
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Trustees:

Karen O'halloran (Chair)
Sam Oldroyd (Treasurer)
Darren Turner (Secretary)
Dr Jake Phillips 
Amjad Mennen 
Paul Arabskyj 

Some of our current volunteers include:

Sheffield Hallam University students
The University of Sheffield students
Leeds Trinity University students
Ex- offenders & serving prisoners

People who have supported us from 2014 – 2017:

comic relief logoje graves charitable trust logojThe Hdley Foundation logojThe Hdley Foundation logo
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