What’s Your Name and Where Are You Based?
Sharan Ghuman, Slough, Berkshire.
When did you become a Trustee of UK Friends of Unique Home (Punjab)?
24th October 2014
What Is Your Area of Expertise?
Having worked in the Home Office for the past 15 years, I have been fortunate to have been involved in working within different sectors within UK Border Agency. I spent 10 years working in Immigration enforcement. An extremely varied role dealing with all matters relating to the arrest and return of Illegal persons in the UK. During this time I also gained experience working with victims of trafficking and headed up the child protection team. Four years ago I headed to Heathrow to work with Border Force, where I Currently manage a joint Customs and Immigration Team. In the past year I have also taken on the role of Safeguarding lead within my command ensuring all cases involving children and vulnerable adults are dealt with appropriately by BF. I am also a Governor at my children’s school, where I also have the responsibility of all Safeguarding issues.
How Did You Become Involved In Unique Home?
I first became aware of Unique Home for girls in the summer of 2013. Being the eldest of 3 sisters and a mother to two daughters myself, the story of Bibi Prakash Kaur and the wonderful work she is doing in raising unwanted and abandoned girls, really struck a cord with me. I knew then that I wanted to do so much more. Like they say, the rest is history. I have been involved with various fund raising and awareness projects for Unique Home over the past year. In April 2014 I was fortunate enough to visit the Home in India and meet Bibi and the amazing girls.
Tell Us Something Unusual About Yourself
Wow this is a hard one. I’m pretty much an open book, what you see is what you get but I guess one fact that not many know is that I love to write. I have written a few short stories, not published. I would like to pursue this passion at some stage.