Specialism: Children and families, Mental Health
Location: England: East, England: East Midlands, England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: South West, England: Yorkshire and the Humber
With such a wide background in child care work, I offer work in many areas. Mainly I am focused on working with families where children would be considered at risk or are vulnerable. Many years of front line child protection and then managing fostering has given me many skills to evaluate situations for children. I am very child focused and having spent some years as an independent chair for child protection and an IRO I have a clear view of what is good enough and what is not. I have also devised a very realistic and intensive parenting course/assessment that are a very real and more economical alternative to residential assessments.
I work with: Advocacy, Coaching/ mentoring of parents (families), Complaints, Compliance, Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, NHS organisations, Placements, Practice assessment, Practice teaching, Private/ independent sector, Quality assurance, Review and evaluation, Solicitors, Supervision, Universities / learning & training bodies
BA Hons Applied Social Studies with Diploma in Social Work