Specialist profile

Ms Benita Gardner
Contact details
Address: 27 Old Gloucester Street, London,
City: London
Postal Code: WC1N 3AX
Telephone: 07956436672
Professional information
Specialism: Children and families
Location: England: London, England: North East, England: North West, England: South East, England: West Midlands

I am a Senior Qualified Social Worker with 13 years post qualifying experience in Children and Families Departments of various London Local Authorities as a front-line practitioner. My significant and relevant experience have been in Children Looked After Teams, Court work, Family Support and Child Protection. I have also worked as a Childrens Guardian.
I have a range of experience in preparing court reports, completing parenting assessments, Special Guardianship Assessment reports, Age Assessments and viability assessments.

I work with: Court assessments, Direct work with families and carers, Direct work with service users, Expert witness, Family assessment, Inter-agency working, Local authority departments, Placements, Private/ independent sector

BSc Social Work First class Honours.

Professional registrations: Social Work England
Extra skills:

Merton compliant age assessments
Supervised contact
Parenting assessments and viability assessments
Understand Caribbean and African culture